It was a squirrel jamboree At last count there were forty-three They were everywhere this morning They all dropped in without warning There was Sera and her Aunt Sue I saw Myrtle and her son Lou Sandy jumped up onto the roof Uncle Frank did cartwheels, the goof They dug up nuts down by the …

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The House Sparrow is known as Passer domesticus, They are a small brown and gray bird. They live in our neighborhood and all around us. They sit and chirp in the bushes and make a fuss, They are determined to be heard. The House sparrow is known as Passer domesticus. Their sense of avian community …

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With his bluish iridescent head and large yellow eye, the grackle is a striking bird.  With his raspy, grating voice, his call is unmistakable.  I always thought of him as the “rusty spring bird”.  His call to me always sounded like a spring on a porch door squeaking as the door opened or closed. I …

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Ardea Herodias or the Great Blue Heron is a wading bird often seen in ponds or in marshes.  He is the tall skinny bird with the long neck who often blends in with the reeds and cattails at the water’s edge.  He is a shy bird who will not let you get too close.  If you get too …

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