Monthly Archives: March 2015

Still incubating

Mama didn’t spend much time in her box incubating before we had some drama.  Oklahoma experienced  violent thunderstorms yesterday evening that spawned a tornado on the reddirt hill.  Actually it passed just north of us with no damage to our … Continue reading

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Incubation begins …

Bluebird flying high, Tell me what you sing. If you could talk to me, What news would you bring Of voices in the sky? – The Moody Blues, In Search of the Lost Chord, lyrics from Voices in the Sky, … Continue reading

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Number four and counting …

Birds are the most vivid expression of life — epitaph Roger Tory Peterson chose for his tombstone. Sunday was a perfect Spring day.  Temperatures in the low 70’s and just a light breeze.  The reddirt hill is waking from its … Continue reading

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Three blue eggs …

Bluebirds are living, breathing gifts from God and if we are to offer housing to them, we must be prepared to offer the safest situation we can. – – Ninapearl, 2005 Another cloudy day and another little blue egg in … Continue reading

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A pleasant surprise …

I’ve been hosting bluebirds long enough you’d think some of the excitement would have subsided.  I’ve seen shining times and some dark moments in the lives of my backyard guests. But, when I see that first of the season powder … Continue reading

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It’s officially spring …

We don’t care what the calendar says, when Mama Bluebird starts a nest, it’s officially Spring on this reddirt hill. It appears Mama is genuinely building a nest, although not at her normal frenetic pace.  She is a really fast … Continue reading

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What a difference a week makes

March is a month of transition, wind and taxes.  Eventually spring will triumph over winter and the March winds will subside.  The taxes will linger on.  When I posted a few days ago the reddirt hill was covered in snow … Continue reading

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