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Turkey Trot
Kentucky Warbler
Turkey Trot

We had another carbon copy week just like the last one with heat, then thunderstorms in the afternoon. I am sure the lawn mowing people are almost working overtime to catch up.

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Our Feathered Friends
Our Feathered Friends
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Raincrows On The Rise
Black-billed Cuckoo or Raincrow
Raincrows On The Rise

I am not sure how many storms have happened this past week, but everywhere I look, I see tree damage. When I went to Publix this past Thursday, there were blue skies with a few big clouds up above. After about ten minutes inside, when we were ready to leave, it was raining cats and dogs.

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Our Feathered Friends
Our Feathered Friends
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Heading To Rome
Killdeer Acting Like It Is Injured
Heading To Rome

I am not sure how the weather will go for next week as I am writing my story a week early. This weekend we will be staying at one of the cabins at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park. I plan on just taking it easy and maybe a trip over to the swimming pool to cool off. Please, no Shamu jokes

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Our Feathered Friends
Our Feathered Friends
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Different Birds of a Feather
Grasshopper Sprarrow
Different Birds of a Feather

It's been so hot here lately, the best thing going in my backyard is my bird bath. These high nineties in the heat index has the birds lined up for a dip in the mini pool. Make sure to place out fresh water for your feathered friends.

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Return To Yesteryear
Common Yellowthroat
Return To Yesteryear

I believe Summer has arrived a few days earlier than my calendar said it would. Flowers are looking great and I finally planted me three hills of watermelons. It may be late, but I did the same thing last year and still got to enjoy the sweet treat, though a little later in the year.

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Where Did Spring Go?
Indigo Bunting
Where Did Spring Go?

Someone left the heater on this past Saturday. Where did all of the comfortable temps go to. We do need rain for our plants. I am having to drag out the hosepipe to give my flowers a cool refreshing drink. This is also a good time to make sure our feathered friends have fresh water.

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A Real Frog Strangler
Black-crowned Night Heron
A Real Frog Strangler

Diana Bright and I headed west to visit her first great grandson in Savanah Tennessee last Friday. There is no direct route in that direction and it seemed to take all day. On the way back, it came a frog strangler, heavy rain for the ones not fluent in deep southern.

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Our Feathered Friends
Our Feathered Friends
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Long Tine Coming #400
Chestnun Sided Warbler
Long Tine Coming #400

It's hard to believe that I have reached a slight milestone in my bird articles. This one is number 400 and I certainly hope to make it for several more years, good Lord willing. It's not easy coming up with things to write about each week

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Our Feathered Friends
Our Feathered Friends
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Out Coles Ferry Pike
Eastern Wood Peewee
Out Coles Ferry Pike

I'm not sure what the weather is up to any more. One day it is cool and the next day hot. While we were in the Smokey Mountains, a cool front came through and especially up in the higher elevations it was felt the most. At Dollywood, when we would get under some theater to enjoy a show we would get almost chilled.

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Our Feathered Friends
Our Feathered Friends
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Hello Dolly
Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak and Female Cardinal
Hello Dolly

I must write this story a little earlier than usual because I will be spending my Birthday, the 15th of May up in Pigeon Forge. The motel is already booked and perhaps Dolly Parton is expecting me to be there.

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Hunting Hawks
Barn Swallow
Hunting Hawks

This last cold snap was Blackberry winter, perhaps the last. Everywhere I've been, I have seen more blackberry plants in bloom. Just maybe, we'll have a bumper crop of the sweet black fruit off the plant.

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39 Years and Counting
Blackburnian Warbler Male
39 Years and Counting

Even with the spotty rain showers, my 39th year leading bird walks and Owl Prowls turned out to be a lot of fun for myself and others who braved the weather.

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Finally Spring
Pileated Woodpecker in Flight Photo by Al Kocher
Finally Spring

Thank God for this wonderful weather that we are about to receive. I am so happy to be able to turn off my heater and maybe open a window or two for some much needed fresh air.

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Has Spring Sprung?
Osprey Catching A Fish
Has Spring Sprung?

I believe this past cool spell might just have been, Locust winter. If we are lucky, we might have seen the last of the frost. I am ready to get a little dirt underneath my fingernails by planting my flower garden.

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Not Yet Spring
Chipping Sparrow Photo by Teresa Botts
Not Yet Spring

It seems as if winter doesn't want to relinquish it's hold on the seasons. Last night there were freeze warnings for our neck of the woods. I am planning on planting a butterfly garden in the front yard.

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Spring or Winter, That is the Question
Rufous Sided Towhee Male
Spring or Winter, That is the Question

Here we are in the middle of Dogwood winter and it got down to freezing last night. The weather people were warning people to cover their newly planted things to keep them alive. I just don't plant anything, outdoors until after May 1st.

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Hurry Up Warm Weather
Male Eastern Bluebird
Hurry Up Warm Weather

It was so good to spend Easter with two of my sons. Plenty food was the norm for the day and then the slight cooler weather started, I didn't vote for that one. We are still under the grip of Red Bud winter and I am still looking for warm weather that will stay.

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Ducks of a Feather
Coopers Hawk
Ducks of a Feather

Here we are, smack dab in the middle of Red Bud winter. This is the first of the old timer winters with three, and maybe even four winters to go. These are the cold snaps that hit around spring and are usually gone by the time you get to May.

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Finally A Bald Eagle
Osprey on a Man Made Nesting Platform
Finally A Bald Eagle

What a beautiful Saturday morning to be above dirt. This is my favorite time of the year. As long as the weather is this nice, it helps to stir up the blood and get you outside. I do have a very busy schedule today.

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