A Chickadee of Happiness
Aug 28, 2014

A Chickadee of Happiness

Is my life different because I saw a chickadee? Probably not. My life is different because of the joy that seeing a chickadee brings me. I have no control over where my heart flies. Nature gives me the opportunity to practice the art of inspired reflection. For a moment, I forget everything but this bird. This is happiness.
Attract More Birds with Moving Water
Aug 14, 2014

Attract More Birds with Moving Water

Looking for great ways to attract more birds to your yard? Try adding a birdbath with moving water.
Dance of Love
Aug 7, 2014

Dance of Love

When a male American goldfinch strikes her window and is knocked unconscious, WBB contributor Ruth Robbins watches three females gather around the injured family member and begin an impressive display of concern and devotion.
Keeping it Real: Backyard Bird Photograpy Tip
Jul 31, 2014

Keeping it Real: Backyard Bird Photograpy Tip

Getting natural images of feeder birds can be difficult. Most birds do not fly directly to a feeder. Instead they fly to a nearby perch, check out the situation, look for an open feeding port or perch, and then swoop in to eat.
Fifteen Fun Feather Facts
Jul 24, 2014

Fifteen Fun Feather Facts

All birds—and only birds—have feathers, but how much do you know about feathers, really? WBB managing editor Dawn Hewitt shares surprising facts!
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Have You Ever Seen a Night-Heron?
Jul 17, 2014

Have You Ever Seen a Night-Heron?

Crack open your field guide to the long-legged waders, and your gaze will probably get snagged on the showy white birds, or the familiar great blue heron. Then, you'll probably notice their colorful cousins, the little blue heron, the green heron, and the reddish egret. But on a page nearby, have you noticed the night-herons? Both in the field guide and in the field, the two North American night-herons are easy to overlook.
The Masked Bandit of the Mountains
Jul 10, 2014

The Masked Bandit of the Mountains

A common and widespread bird in the forests of the mountain West, the mountain chickadee prefers to live in or near conifers. Like its chickadee relatives, the mountain chickadee is active and noisy as it forages high in the tall trees, often in mixed flocks with other species.
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