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Ahhh Finally Spring
Black Vultures Eating Fish
Ahhh Finally Spring

As I write this article, Spring is only one day away. One might expect it to start off warm, but no such luck. We will have to wait up until May before we can plant our tender vegetables such as home grown tomatoes.

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Snowbirds of a feather
Snowbirds of a feather

I awoke too early this past Saturday morning and peeked out the window, expecting to see rain. It was dry, and I decided to go back to bed because it would be another couple of hours of sleep I could get before Anthony Gray showed up for our birdwatching excursion. When I woke up later, the ground was almost white with snow. Looking out my kitchen window, I could see that I must have been the only one feeding the birds in my neighborhood.

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Snow Birds In The Snow
Hermit Thrush
Snow Birds In The Snow

I awoke too early this past Saturday morning and peeked out the window, expecting to see rain. It was dry and I decided to go back to bed because it would be another couple of hours sleep that I could get before Anthony Gray shows up for our birdwatching excursion.

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Back To The Blowed Out Bridge
American Gold Finch
Back To The Blowed Out Bridge

Here is another slightly chilly start to our morning travel, hopefully in the bird world. Birds seem to be at a standstill, just before Spring arrives with the breeding season at hand. In another month, the excitement should be in the air.

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Excitement in the air
Excitement in the air

Here is another slightly chilly start to our morning travel, hopefully in the bird world. Birds seem to be at a standstill just before spring arrives with the breeding season at hand. In another month, the excitement should be in the air.

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Noisy Little Buggers
White-throated Sparrow
Noisy Little Buggers

Back to February, need I say more. This weather has been something else this whole month. Yesterday, Friday, it was a balmy 80 degrees and Saturday morning we awoke to temperatures in the low 40's. We will most likely finish this month where we should have been already.

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An Early Spring
White Pelican in Flight
An Early Spring

This weekend started out with overcast skies, but before night fell, it started clearing off. This Sunday was clear skies and as I am writing this, a tad warmer. It is hard to imagine temperatures at 70 plus degrees here in the middle of February.

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'A Wonderful Bird is the Pelican'
'A Wonderful Bird is the Pelican'

This weekend started out with overcast skies, but before night fell, it started clearing off. Sunday brought clear skies and, as I am writing this, it is a tad warmer.

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Is It Spring Yet?
Brown Thrasher
Is It Spring Yet?

Here is another weather break where it is so warm one day and cold the next. As I write this, it is a warm 69 degrees outside and by tonight it will be a cold 33 degrees. That's what they say about the weather here in Tennessee, if you don't like it, wait about 30 minutes and it will change.

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In all kinds of weather
Song sparrow
In all kinds of weather

Here is another weather break where it is so warm one day and cold the next. As I write this, it is a warm 69 degrees outside, and by tonight, it will be a cold 33 degrees. That's what they say about the weather here in Tennessee - if you don't like it, wait about 30 minutes, and it will change.

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A Little East Of Lebanon
Eastern Meadowlark
A Little East Of Lebanon

We woke up to a very chilly morning where ice was formed over a small part of my heated birdbath. Birds from all over were shoulder to shoulder dipping their heads for a drink. My doves were not going to be bullied this morning and stood their ground with the rest of them.

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Up In Them Thar Hills
Brown Creeper
Up In Them Thar Hills

Waking up this past Sunday morning, I was half expecting to see some snow on the ground. Maybe I got up too late and it had already melted. Anyway, I saw my share of snow while I was up at the Cumberland Mountain State Park back on Friday.

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Little Wobbly in the Knees
Sharp Shinned Hawk
Little Wobbly in the Knees

Where in the world did this 70 degree weather come from, here in the middle of January? I am not complaining. Could this be a portion of global warming? Some scientist say so, while others do not agree. I think we will enjoy it while we can.

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Great To Be Back
Carolina Wren
Great To Be Back

I am so sorry that I was not able to write my normal weekly article for the last several weeks. Some of you have heard, some of you have not. The day after Christmas, I was put into ICU at Tennova Healthcare. My primary Doctor, Dr. Gary Gallant's nurse, detected an irregular heart beat while checking my vitals.

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Birding at Longhunter
Cedar Waxwing
Birding at Longhunter

This past Saturday, temperatures were up to 53 degrees and it felt wonderful. If the sun had been shining it would have probably been up in the high sixties. It was a different story when I woke up Sunday morning. I could see that some type of frozen precipitation had fallen. It was sleet, not snow.

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Cold Weather Birding
Golden Crowned Kinglet
Cold Weather Birding

After this past touch of polar air, I am most ready for spring. It got down to nineteen degrees, frost was thick and I could see my breath. It is time for a warm up. I hear from the old timers that it has to get super cold to kill the bugs in the ground, but they don't know that the bugs will just tunnel deeper into the soil.

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Somewhere Around Cedars
Pileated Woodpecker
Somewhere Around Cedars

Thank God for this wonderful rain that has started falling this past Sunday. Even yesterday, Saturday the 3rd of December, as we traveled through our wonderful Cedars Of Lebanon State Park and Forest, we noticed how dry things still are and only one careless toss of a cigarette could put us in the news like the Gatlinburg fire. Keep praying for rain friends.

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Into the Sunrise
Green Heron
Into the Sunrise

I almost hated to see the freezing temperatures down in the mid 20's as everything that has grown since spring is dead. I had a wonderful success with my Butterfly garden and am looking forward to doing it all over again next year.

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Thank Goodness For Hawks
American Kestral
Thank Goodness For Hawks

For those of you that was wishing for colder weather, you got your wish. My bird bath was frozen over and I will have to get me a de-icer to keep fresh water available during the winter. Birds are like us humans and need fresh water to survive.

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Cold Weather a Coming
Great Egret
Cold Weather a Coming

There was frost upon the pumpkin this morning and I was happy that I didn't have to get out that early. I will hope that I can hit the Powerball so I can move to Daytona Beach Florida. Just a dream, maybe.

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A Bit Nippy Outside
Yellow-rumped Warbler
A Bit Nippy Outside

A cool brisk morning was just what the Doctor ordered. With Daylight Saving Time over with, we can expect the nighttime to get here maybe before 5 0'Clock in the evening. Cold weather is definitely not my cup of tea.

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On The Road Again, I Hope
Carolina Wren
On The Road Again, I Hope

Where has Fall gone to, or maybe why is Summer hanging on so long? Is this some proof that "Global Warming" is true? El Nino? I'm not sure, but I am going to enjoy warm weather while it's here.

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I Don't Like Matthew
Florida Scrub Jay
I Don't Like Matthew

Keeping glued to the Weather Channel, we have made plans to flee the east coast of Florida if necessary. This will throw a wrench into the plans that I was looking forward to. This will be the second time this year that a hurricane has wrecked my vacation. The first came when Hurricane Hermine came into existence down in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Matthew Who?
Snowy Egret
Matthew Who?

Returning from Florida, the difference in temperatures was 20 degrees and the weather was dry. This was a huge difference where there is rain showers every day

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Cooler Weather Ahhhh
Tufted Titmouse
Cooler Weather Ahhhh

Cooler weather is on the way, according to Bree Smith with News Channel Five. My Butterfly garden has been a great success, with more visitors than I could count. Soon, we will have a frost and then everything will be gone untill next spring

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