Tag Archives: birds

A day in the life of a hummingbird

Time to take a break from serious topics, for a day at least; I don’t want to wear you out with an overdose of angst. Instead, today I’m reblogging a lovely piece written by a male hummingbird (well, actually by … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – what are we doing to our planet? | Jul 17/19

Image credit: https://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Effects_of_Water_Pollution

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Lessons learned from watching our bird families

We have been blessed the past few summers. Bird parents of nearly every persuasion have selected our backyard for their nurseries and our feeders as their restaurant of choice. The result has been a “bird’s eye” view of bird parenting … Continue reading

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Birds really do migrate by airplane … sometimes

Last week, in the midst of this record-breaking cold snap (in a region that thought it was used to cold snaps), my husband looked out the winter and exclaimed that Robby Robin had forgotten to go south with his family … Continue reading

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Robby Robin wins his first award; now he needs your help

I am excited to share the news that my first Robby Robin story, No More Worms For Supper, has won first place for Children’s Literature in the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick annual literary competition.  I love the idea of calling … Continue reading

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Even the animals need to be careful when it’s this cold, including Robby Robin

Much of North America has been struggling to stay warm and safe during this current deep freeze. Our pets don’t want to be outside, even for the most necessary of reasons, and who can blame them.  IT IS COLD! Yesterday, … Continue reading

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A unicorn’s potluck picnic – an offering for National Poetry Month!

Thanks to having entered the world of the blogosphere, I have been made aware of the fact that April is National Poetry Month, both in the U.S. and Canada. Where have I been for the past 16 years?  I never … Continue reading

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Taking a bird survey – which one is your favourite?

One of my favourite blogs is nichepoetryandprose, in which the author combines prose, poetry and delightful pencil-drawing illustrations to convey a sense of the joy and comfortable familiarity in nature and everyday experiences.  One of her subjects lately has been the … Continue reading

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