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Alphabetical Gardening – N

Categories: Alphabetical Gardening.

My alphabetical gardening posts are up to N this week … nuthatches, nasturtiums, ninebark and maybe more. The nuthatch is a winter visitor to the gardens, returning in October and leaving the by the following April.  We get both varieties, the rose breasted and the white breasted.   What fun to see their characteristic upside down pose on the feeders. In February 2019 we rescued a nuthatch that had flown into the window. He was stunned and sat for awhile and soaked up some warmth from my husband’s hand. Then after awhile it flew away. Nasturtiums are an annual that
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Rescuing the Nuthatch

Categories: Birds.

Don’t you just hate it when you hear the thud of a bird against the window. You rush outside to see if the bird has flown away or been stunned by the crash. Last week we rescued a little nuthatch. You never know if you should touch the birds, but this one wasn’t moving so hubby picked it up, but you could tell it was alive. It was quite stunned by the experience and was just willing to sit in his hand and enjoy the warmth. It took some coaxing to get it to finally sit on the deck railing.
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The Nuthatches

Categories: Birds.

We just love watching the various birds that visit the backyard feeders.  Most of the feeders are set up so they are within good viewing distance of the windows. The cameras are always ready to capture the birds through our lenses.   We are getting much better at identification but the birding books are always close at hand.  We’ve learned to look at beaks, eye markings, belly colours, tail lengths and more. Nuthatches, sometimes called the upside down birds, are the birds that go down the tree head first.   There are 2 varieties of nuthatch … the white breasted
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Getting More Seasonal

Categories: Birds, The Garden 2017, and What's Been Happening?.

~ The weather is getting more seasonal as we move into October.  The Fall colours haven’t been as spectacular this year and the past few days have been rainy and windy causing the leaves to flutter to the ground. We have a few different ways to check on the weather, besides just looking or standing outside.  One of them is a Fitzroy storm glass.  For just about all of the summer this barometer didn’t register anything and I was beginning to think it wasn’t working and needed resetting.  But in the past couple of weeks the crystal formations have been
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The Feeders are Busy

Categories: Birds.

Watching the birds at feeding time is always interesting.   So many varieties flit in and out.  We have two feeder poles in the garden, each with four types of feeders on them.  Both are located fairly close to trees so the birds can take shelter if necessary. There are other types of feeders in different locations around the garden. Enjoy some of the backyard visitors. The female grosbeak on the coconut feeder. The male grosbeak at the coconut feeder. The red bellied woodpecker at the peanut feeder. The nuthatch loves the peanut feeder too. The oriole at the new
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