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It’s too early now, but by the end of March, it is possible we may start seeing ruby-throated hummingbirds in Charlotte! As the migration map shows above, April is the month for widespread arrival of these wonderful birds in the Charlotte area, but towards the end of March, we may be able to spot a […]

Game On!

Everybody loves bluebirds, right? What sort of heartless soul doesn’t thrill to catch a glimpse of these iridescent birds? So beautiful, in fact, that they inspire what we call the “Bluebird Wars.” Neighbor turns against neighbor. Daughters will sell out their mothers. Uncles are getting up at the crack of dawn to sneak outside and […]

Love Is in the Air!

We know what you’re thinking. This is going to be some shameless plug about Valentine’s Day (it’s Thursday, 2/14) and what great gifts we have for the bird lover in your life (we do – lots of them), but this is more about getting ready for spring and therefore mating season for Carolina songbirds. While […]

Winter Residents

by Carol Buie-Jackson ~ The cooler weather and shorter days have prompted the migrating birds to do just that…migrate to their wintering grounds. We are getting reports that the white-throated sparrows have arrived. These beautiful birds with their distinctive call breed up north, but come down here to spend the winter with us. Some customers […]

October Is Owl Month!

By Carol Buie-Jackson ~ Maybe it’s because of Halloween… Maybe it’s because the owls will start getting more active… Maybe it’s the October chill that’s coming (fingers crossed)… Whatever it is, October puts us in the mood for OWLS! And we hope these pictures, from one of our customers, will help put you in the mood, […]

Update on Late Summer Birds

by Carol Buie-Jackson, Birdhouse on the Greenway ~ If you listen carefully first thing in the morning, you may notice something a little different these days. Instead of the cacophony of songs that we normally hear on spring mornings, August can be eerily quiet. There’s nothing to worry about; we are just entering a quiet time […]

Hummingbird Care

by Carol Buie-Jackson ~ The hummingbirds have been back since early April, but traffic at the feeders had been pretty light while they tended the first brood of chicks, feeding mostly insects for protein. Now we are seeing an increase of activity at the feeders, which means those chicks have left the nest and are now […]

English Afternoon Tea

by Myer Leonard ~ Poet Henry James said, “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as the afternoon tea.” The English afternoon tea is one of the most famous and certainly favorite repasts in the civilized world.  It shares with breakfast the tradition of not being embellished with […]

Birding by Ear

Birding by ear.  There’s an app for that! We’ve all been waiting for it, and it’s finally here!  A Shazam app for bird songs.  (For the uninitiated, the Shazam app will identify the song that is playing in a restaurant, elevator — pretty much anywhere.) Song Sleuth is an app for your smart phone that […]