Several people have seen hummingbirds here in the Philadelphia area. These tiny fast fliers often whizz by so quickly, you might think they are insects or bees. The only hummingbirds that breed in this area are the Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds. Last year was my first successful year attracting hummingbirds to my garden. I have planted hummingbird […]
For the past two weeks, I have opened my eyes, well before the alarm, and listened to a symphony of bird songs. Before the sun has completely lightened the sky, the neighborhood birds are singing. This is the Dawn Chorus and it is truly magical. The Dawn Chorus is sung by male songbirds, (often called […]
speckled mourning dove, originally uploaded by donnallong. This speckled Morning Dove sits on the raised vegetable bed in the garden. At first I thought it was diseased or had bald spots. I have never seen a speckled Mourning Dove before. It is speckled all over.