Monthly Archives: March 2012

Love and anger

It is that time of year, isn’t it?  Every morning, the obviousness of what’s happening with all the birds strikes me.  Usually the awareness kicks in just before 5am.  For awhile, that was when the Northern Cardinal was singing in … Continue reading

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To clean, or not to clean, that is the question!

That’s a line from MacBird, by Shakesparrow.   Sorry, I just couldn’t resist a morning pun. The cleaning question, however, is a real one.  I’ve had lots of people ask me about it in the past and there are certainly … Continue reading

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We’ve got a job to do

Yesterday I was standing on my little deck, watching the Northern Cardinal that was singing in the Crepe Myrtle behind my place.  I had a nice view of him doing his ‘purty purty purty’ song, but a flash of movement … Continue reading

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Eagles are jerks!

Earlier in the week, I took a quick trip out to Lake Mattamuskeet on the coast of NC.  At some level, it’s a weird thing to call “quick”.  From Charlotte, it’s about a 6 hour drive to get there so … Continue reading

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