Tag Archives: Beaverton

Cooper’s Hawk at the Feeders

We had a Cooper’s Hawk last fall and winter that was very good at ambushing birds at our feeders.  It seemed to show up on the rainiest, most miserable weather days.  It usually looked so bedraggled and wet that I felt sorry for … Continue reading

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Surprise in the Mail

Look at this beauty who was hammering away at the pine tree right next to our mailbox yesterday. She was only about six feet up in the tree and as you can see from the next photo, really close to … Continue reading

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Personal Hummer Feeders

My husband was feeling creative last week and made some small, personal hummer feeders for the three or four hummingbirds who call our yard their home. The finished product is constructed from some old silk flowers we recycled from a … Continue reading

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Killdeer

I was excited earlier this spring to read and view pictures from a few local bloggers I enjoy of Killdeer and their young at Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge.  Since I don’t seem to get up to Ridgefield more than once or twice a … Continue reading

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In The Backyard

Juvenile Spotted Towhees are spending a lot of time in our backyard right now. In a time of year when there aren’t a lot of birds hanging about our feeders (heck, even the House Finches haven’t been around for a few … Continue reading

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Swift Swifts

Last night, we had some Vaux’s Swifts spend some time in the field just beyond our home. My goodness, these are fast birds.  Did Swifts earn their name from their fast flight?  We couldn’t keep up with them as they … Continue reading

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Chickadee Love

We are happy to be hosting two pairs of nesting Black-Capped Chickadees on our property. The first clutch in the nestbox on our front porch will probably leave the nest in the next week or so.  They hatched around the … Continue reading

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Whole Foods

We have had a large number of Lesser Goldfinches visiting our feeders and the field beyond our home over the past week or two. They like to hang from the ends of long grass stalks while they eat.  Sometimes they don’t … Continue reading

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Butterfly on Lichen

We watched this gorgeous butterfly flutter past us as we walked a trail at Cooper Mountain Nature Park.  It seemed to purposefully land on the lichen in the photo and had alit several times on other pieces of lichen before settling on … Continue reading

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This Doesn’t Happen At Home

Look at this sweet little sewing circle.   These shots are taken from inside the building where I work, which is just across the street from the Koll Center Wetlands.  I also have hummer feeders at home.  3 of them, to be precise.  … Continue reading

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