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Blackbirds, Orioles, Meadowlarks

Bobolinks Galore

Bobolinks Galore

Our grandson Paul hurried up the steps to our back porch, somewhat out of breath, asking, “Grandpa, did you ever see seventy-five Bobolinks in one flock?” “Now, Paul,” I answered, “are you sure?”...

Covers, June 2021

Covers, June 2021

Baltimore Oriole, Female. Photo © Alva Steury Jr. Garter snake. Photo © Alva Steury Jr.

The Good Side of Grackles!

The Good Side of Grackles!

Oh, just look at those grackles! By the hundreds! We didn’t count, but Norman said “250.” They fluttered down from the trees like leaves onto our lawn, then into the garden, and back to the trees...

Our First Christmas Bird Count

Our First Christmas Bird Count

Red-winged Blackbirds. Photo © Rusty Dodson/Dreamstime.com. On Friday, our good friend Nathan came to our place and asked if we would be interested in helping him with the Christmas Bird Count. “Of...

I Like Grackles

I Like Grackles

Common Grackle. Photo © Kieran Li/Dreamstime.com. Its large yellow eye followed my every move, probably hoping I had something to eat in my hand. I had nothing but the book I was reading. Besides...