Glorious Garden Guests: Gulf Fritillary — Backyard Bird Nerd

Gulf Fritillaries are another of the glorious garden guests that add an extra dose of beauty to the summer season. The designs and patterns on these butterflies are absolutely mesmerizing, right down to their speckled eyes! These Zinnia lovers flit from flower… …to flower…steadily slurping up nectar. By themselves, Zinnias are lovely flowers, but when […]

Glorious Garden Guests: Gulf Fritillary — Backyard Bird Nerd

Harris’s Antelope Squirrel — What’s For Breakfast? — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. At least one or two Harris’s Antelope Squirrels appear to have taken up residence in our backyard. These little squirrels — which superficially resemble eastern Chipmunks — are burrow dwellers. They are prodigious diggers, excavating burrows with openings […]

Harris’s Antelope Squirrel — What’s For Breakfast? — Sonoran Images

Human, Where Are You? It’s A Birb Thing

By Lavender

Everyone who lives with a parrot knows that if you’re not in sight, your feathered companion will do whatever it takes to get your attention. Cheeks doesn’t like it when her human leaves her alone and goes out. She waits and waits and waits (kinda patiently but not so much) for her mommy to get home.

See Cheeks’ reaction when no one answers her call in the August issue of It’s A Birb Thing.

Tips from a Second-Favorite Human: Feathered Frenzy

It’s hard to accept, but sometimes we’re not our bird’s favorite human. Often, with more than one person in a household, companion birds choose one person who they like best, bonding with that individual in a strong, special way.

This doesn’t mean the ‘second favorite’ person isn’t liked, it’s just that the bond isn’t as strong.

But, there are ways to ingratiate yourself and become their close-to-favorite person. Sherri’s August Feathered Frenzy article provides tips on how to build trust and show that you respect that while you may not be their favorite human, you do love them and want to part of their cherished flock.

Bratbird: Beneath the Cage Grate

Morty’s latest escapade takes him on a mission to right the wrongs perpetrated by an errant little Goldfinch who’s wreaking havoc in mum’s garden.

Morty confronts this pipsqueak and demands it refrain from damaging any more of mum’s beloved plants.

However, Bratbird’s reaction to Morty’s plea only inflates his feathers! See how Morty deals with this little upstart in the August issue of Beneath the Cage Grate.

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The Hedgehog , an iconic British mammal universally loved and cherished and yet in steep decline . The main reason for loss unfortunately is mankind and our thoughtless drive , destroying the hedgehogs habitat. The following text is from the British Hedgehog Preservation society’s web site and if your a hedgehog fan , its not […]

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