by Steve White Weirs Times Contributing Writer If you have ever attempted to use a wild bird field guide to identify that mysterious bird in your backyard, you might be tempted to question the name of that bird. Exactly what is a northern mockingbird? Is there a southern mockingbird?
by Steve White Weirs Times Contributing Writer After reading this article, venture outside and listen for just a moment. Do you hear spring? Wait for it………do you hear it now? All around your home, nature is anxiously awaiting the new life that springtime embodies. Look for that first “cardinal kiss.” Watch as the male, with
by Steve White Weirs Times Contributing Writer When you witness your first bluebird, you’ll know why Thoreau claimed that these birds carry the sky on their backs. In the right light, no other bird shows its true American colors than the Eastern bluebird. That marvelous blue forms the backdrop for the rusty, red chest and
by Steve White, contributing Writer Your backyard birds have two things in mind this spring season. The first is establishing nesting territories. The second is choosing a mate. I will leave the mate choosing to the birds, let them have their fun. The nesting territories, however, are an area where humans can lend a hand.
by Steve White Contributing Writer For years, birders have enjoyed the pleasure of actually witnessing, up close, the multiple stages of baby birds through the use of a nest box that attaches itself to a glass window. What makes this bird house so unique is the ability to view the parenting birds by watching from