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Home & Garden
June 15

What do nuthatches feed nestlings?

Identifying mashed insects
Home & Garden
June 15

A new edition of a great ID book

Britain's Birds
Home & Garden
June 9

Handy waterfowl ID guide, well done

Waterfowl of eastern North America
Home & Garden
June 8

Spiders and birds share insect declines

A new book about important predators
Home & Garden
June 5
It's called bill sweeping

It's called bill sweeping

And no one seems to know why the bird does it
Home & Garden
June 5

Wren sings and sings and sings

So do orioles and flycatchers
Home & Garden
June 3

On photographing birds

Be aware, be considerate, be quiet
Home & Garden
May 28

How an oriole builds her nest

Artistry completed in two days
Home & Garden
May 28

Nests that hang from trees

Mostly orioles, sometimes vireos
Home & Garden
May 26

Suburban sandhill cranes

Adult and colt see eye to eye on foraging
Home & Garden
May 17

Why do crows harass owls?

Because owls eat crows
Home & Garden
May 13

Bird feet tighten on touch

It's how they stay on a perch
Home & Garden
May 13

A loud fight ensued

Geese very territorial
Home & Garden
May 10

Long hello, quick goodbye

Nesting Canada geese
Home & Garden
May 10

Barn swallows needed rain

Nest building requires mud
Home & Garden
May 7

Red-necked grebes mating

A lucky find, cooperative birds
Home & Garden
May 1

48 square inches of moss

Chickadee nest is serious work
Home & Garden
April 27

A raptor coloring book

Good to fill some extra hours
Home & Garden
April 23

Observation of ospreys mating

A nest at Wayzata West Middle School
Home & Garden
April 20

Identifying kinglets

Colorful names, subtle markings
Home & Garden
April 18

Bird-box battle

Tree swallows and eastern bluebirds
Home & Garden
April 18

Migration early Saturday

Radar shows moderate movement here
Home & Garden
April 17

Wood duck house-hunting

Hen made a visit to one of our nesting boxes
Home & Garden
April 16

Stand by for birds

Migration flow moving north quickly
Home & Garden
April 15

Radar shows birds on the move

Central Iowa Wednesday morning

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