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Norfolk Botanical Garden has a live web cam of a Bald Eagle nest.  You can watch the proud mama and her babies close up!  You can also participate in a live discussion with experts to answer questions and view video files of the eggs hatching and other fascinating moments.  Enjoy!

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A few years ago, I was inspired by a gal named Valerama to learn to make suet cakes for birds with the fat leftover from the food we eat.  Here is a pictorial of how we do it.  (more…)

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Birdwatching: Our Favorite Indoor Sport

The Goldfinch changes to a pretty shade of olive in the winter

A few years ago, Silverback built a window seat for me.  Just outside my window seat is a large late-blooming lilac tree.  You might guess that my favorite part of the view from that window seat would be the giant perfumed puffs of lilac flowers each summer, but you’d be wrong.  The most glorious part of that tree is what it does in the winter.  The bare branches become a hub of avian activity.  (more…)

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It’s time to set out your feeders filled with nectar in preparation of the 2010 arrival of our ruby-throated hummingbird friends.  Why now?  Hummingbirds, who are migrating to Northeastern Pennsylvania in early to mid-April, feed by sight on regularly followed routes, called traplining.  Place your feeders in a permanent location before mid-April, and you will attract hummingbirds as they arrive and set their pattern for the year.   (more…)

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