Curious Chickadee

Perched at the feeder A curious Chickadee Strikes a pose for me Copyright Tanya Kohl 2020

Bird Count 2020

Blue jay coloring pages Today is the first day of the Great Backyard Bird Count.  Check it out if you’d like to join in. I went outside and heard hawk sounds, then I saw two flying around above the trees.  It might have been the nesting pair of broad-winged hawks we see every year, or…

Snow Geese

Every year, we visit Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area to see the migrating snow geese.  We enjoyed our coffees and scones before walking out to the lake. We were just about to leave when suddenly they all took off.  We had been waiting and hoping to see this.  It was so amazing! It reminded me…

New Bird Feeder

We’ve been feeding backyard birds for 20 years and I started learning a lot more about them when we moved to the mountains.  I hung this new bird feeder, so now I can practice photographing birds.  It’s right outside the kitchen window where I do dishes and it’s so much fun watching them.  I also…

Mourning Doves

Several years ago, I noticed that the Mourning Doves begin cooing in February around the same time the snowdrops show up in my garden.  Ever since then, I enjoy listening for them each morning in February.  A few days ago, hubby told me he heard one before I did and later that day I heard…

Let It Snow

It snowed here overnight so I went out to walk and take pictures.  I watched and listened to the nuthatches enjoying the feeder.  I love how snow feels so quiet and peaceful. “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you…

Frances Slocum State Park

Over the weekend, I checked the Fall Foliage Report to see where we could find the best autumn color this time of the month.  We decided to go hiking at Frances Slocum State Park.  Frances Slocum was a young girl abducted by American Indians.  History of Frances Slocum State Park On the way North, we stopped…

Bird Count 2019

I have been enjoying the annual bird count this weekend.  The first day was Friday. We saw two Bald Eagles and four Hawks on the way to our walking trail.  Yesterday I went out later in the day and only saw two Cardinals.  So then I decided to count early this morning and saw a…

Brown Thrasher Haiku

Walking on the path A brown thrasher sings to me The same sound I made ©Tanya Kohl 2018