Today is Thursday, August 21, 2014
A Fair Time Was Had By All
A Fair Time Was Had By All
Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird



I believe that the bird news of the week is about the many friends that I have seen at the 2014 Wilson County Fair. Many have stopped by at our booth, Main Street Media, which owns, The Wilson Post, The Gallatin News and the Hendersonville Standard. We are also in with Wilson Living Magazine.

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New Sheriff in Town
New Sheriff in Town
Liz Franklin

By the time you get to read this, The Wilson County Fair will be just two days away. I have already mentioned our, The Wilson Post, will be set up in the large white tent right next to the pageant building.

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Bird Uses Fish Bait to Catch Dinner
Bird Uses Fish Bait to Catch Dinner
Green Heron

Another week has gone by, taking us closer to the Wilson County Fair, where I should be manning our booth for, The Wilson Post.

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Were You Raised in a Barn?
Were You Raised in a Barn?
Barn Swallow Babies

 

There was not a whole lot to be found this past Saturday morning as Anthony Gray and I went through the Cedars of Lebanon State Park on our usual bird foray.

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Cliff Swallows on the Move
Cliff Swallows on the Move
American Cliff Swallow at the Nest

 

Saturday morning arrived with the unceasing pitter patter of raindrops hitting my bedroom window. It would be a perfect day for a bed-in, but plans had already been laid for a day of bird watching with my best friend Anthony Gray.

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Hummers and More

 

Where, oh where have the Hummingbirds gone? I have answered that question over and over this spring and now even through the start of summer.

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Still More Owls
Still More Owls

 

I now remember what I was also going to add to my last weeks article. The rangers from Cedars of Lebanon State Park, had sent me a message last Sunday, wanting me to do another owl prowl.

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Return of the White Pelicans
Return of the White Pelicans
Anthony feeding the baby ducks

 

This is my 300th article and I was hoping for a more spectacular something to write about, but this time of the year, there seems to be a shortage of things flying around.

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Bully in the Bird World
Bully in the Bird World
Male Red-winged Blackbird and daughter

 

Anthony Gray and myself had laid plans for a decent day of getting out into the countryside for some top notch birding. If everything had gone the way we had planned, it would have been perfect. As the old saying goes, the best of plans can sometimes head south very quickly.

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Be-Bopping with the Birds
Be-Bopping with the Birds
Eastern Kingbird

 

This past Saturday morning came much too soon for me. I can try to go to bed early, but there doesn't seem to be enough sleep time to actually recharge my internal batteries. Anthony Gray was punctual as always and we loaded up all my bird stuff and hoped for a good day.

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The Comeback Bird Read more...
Owls, Owls, Owls, and More Owls Read more...
Birds of a Feather Read more...
Bird Count Saturday Read more...
Fun Time on Friday Read more...
A "Great" Time Was Had By All, at Cedars Read more...
Beautiful Birds of Spring Read more...
Return of the Swallows Read more...
Birds and the Bees Read more...
Hummers Are Here Read more...
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