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It’s Cold Out There

Freezing temperatures for quite some time have frozen over the Magothy River. The ice can be seen heading out towards the Chesapeake Bay. But a small patch of water remained, where many ducks, geese and swans found refuge. I had brought some corn to share with my feathered friends, and throwing it on the ice,…


Foxy Fox Sparrow

Awakening to a snow filled landscape and bitter temperatures, one would think the birds would be hunkered down. To keep us guessing though, the birds were overly busy at the feeders moving to keep warm. Finally well on the road of recovery from my surgery in January, a visit to the barn and the ponies…


The Library of Wisdom

One of the best places to learn is in a library. In this case, in the unparallelled Library of Congress in Washington D.C. As the world’s largest library in the world with over 120 million items in the collection, the wealth of human knowledge is held within the walls. While wandering the hallways of the…


Harbingers of Spring

In spite of the single digit temperatures and strong winds with gusts upwards to 60 miles per hour, the harbingers of spring came for a visit. A nice sized flock of American Robins came to rob my holly tree of all its berries. While flying in and out and ducking the winds, the robins filled…

Canada Goose

Counting Birds

A lovely, but quite chilly Valentine’s day brought much love to the manor. Spending an afternoon out with feathered friends, a total of 30 species flew about. Who knows what else I may find tomorrow. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts,…


Black Swans of Love

Never was there so much grace, Gently gliding along the water. Two that are one in harmony. With a delicate dip of an elegant neck A true expression of the heart’s content. Wishing you a love filled weekend with your valentine. Bella


Scrappy Scaup

Yep, I’m a scrappy scaup. Lesser Scaup that is. My brothers and cousins come in huge numbers and love to winter along the Chesapeake Bay. We’re little diving ducks that love the water. One of my favorite things to do with my cousins is to confuse little birders and bird photographers. See my cousin, the…



How I go to the woods Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable. I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds or hugging the old black oak tree. I have my way of praying, as you no doubt have…