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Turkey Point Light Station

Standing high over 100 foot cliffs, at the peninsula of Turkey Point stands the light station. Built in 1833, nearly two centuries ago, this light station can be seen up to 13 miles away. A beacon of history shining through the fair and foul weather. Through the civil war into the new millenia. A pillar…

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Name the Bluebirds

Mrs. Bluebird showed herself today. Mr. Bluebird has been charming and bringing mealworms to the Mrs. Bluebird and feeding her. I love hearing their little chirp in the trees, and they’re slowing getting accustomed to my presence. Mrs. Bluebird’s been rather busy at night, getting her family together. Yesterday when I checked the nest there…

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We’ve got Twins!

Remember Mr. Bluebird that you met the other day? He’s been fiercely protecting his nest box for his lady, along with sharing the mealworms that I put out for them. Yesterday, I decided that it was time for a house visit, and knocking in the front door I entered. And this is what I found!…

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The Roar of Great Falls

O Child Beside The Waterfall By George Barker O Child beside the Waterfall what songs without a word rise from those waters like the call only a heart has heard- the Joy, the Joy in all things rise whistling like a bird. O Child beside the Waterfall I hear them too, the brief heavenly notes,…

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Hey Mr. Bluebird

Now that I’ve now become completely addicted to birds, the manor is becoming more of a wildlife refuge. The number of bird feeders have gradually grown, with a wide variety of styles and food offered. I even have huge trash bins filled with whole kernel corn for the ducks and geese. It was only a…

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Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles in the area are fully represented in selected areas. Both the Orchard Oriole and the Baltimore Orioles are special due to their brilliant color. The Baltimore Oriole numbers are on the decline, and finding one, let alone finding an area where they are nesting is challenging. A local area community lake is known…

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Orchard Orioles

“To Hear an Oriole Sing” by Emily Dickinson To hear an Oriole sing May be a common thing — Or only a divine. It is not of the Bird Who sings the same, unheard, As unto Crowd — The Fashion of the Ear Attireth that it hear In Dun, or fair — So whether it…

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A Stick at a Time

It’s time for an update on Zorro and Esperanza. After building them a new nesting platform last week, Zorro and Esperanza have been determined to keep their original home on the neighbor’s boat lift. To help them with rebuilding their home, and hoping they would build on the new platform, I’ve been leaving gifts in…