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2021, 10 October Bonus Reader’s Issue

A Hen’s “Mousey” Morsel

A Hen’s “Mousey” Morsel

One evening as I started my chores, I suddenly heard a persistent, high-pitched “SQUEAK…SQUEAK.” Was it a mouse? Photo © Nimkittikul/Dreamstime.com I quickly peered in the direction of the sound....

Quack, Coo, Cluck

Quack, Coo, Cluck

Blue-winged Teal ©Shaphan Shank Can you do this quiz without checking in your bird guide? Try it! What duck often holds its tail stiffly upright?A. Wood Duck. #6.B. Ruddy Duck. #3.C. Common...

God’s Love

God’s Love

On a Sunday morning in July as I was washing dishes, I kept my eyes on the activity at the bird feeders outside our window. Nothing special, just the usual brown birds—finches and sparrows. Yes,...

Swarms of Excitement

Swarms of Excitement

©Janis Maleckis/Dreamstime.com Bethany could hear the excited voices of her brothers outside the window. It was noon, and lunch was almost ready. Now this?“What’s going on?” she asked her sister...