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Weekly Puzzler Answer #144

Did you know last week’s bubbling bird song? If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’ve probably read posts about this bird. It’s one of my favorites–the Carolina Wren.

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One of my favorite posts of all time was about the wren–called 4 Things we can learn from Carolina Wrens. 

This baby wren keeps falling asleep!

This baby wren keeps falling asleep!

Another post I like is about surprise gift that I found one day when I was tidying up for visitors–called a gift from wrens and still another, this one a weekly quote about resilience and telling the story of wrens that nested in our yard. And then ONE more! about a wren making me smile.  (Because he kept falling asleep even though he was supposed to be fledging)

You can attract wrens to your hanging a bird feeder, especially one like this* that has room for suet. (Here’s a recipe for making your own suet, though putting it out in the hot months of the year is not recommended)

I hope they make you smile, and that you enjoy your Sunday. See you again soon.

 

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Weekly Puzzler #145: Name that Bird!

So last week’s puzzler was a bird song–one of our most lovely, the Carolina Wren. I thought I would do another bird, this one common throughout much of North America, especially the southeast, and west to California. If this bird hasn’t found a mate, it might get desperate–much to the dismay of homeowners everywhere– and sing in the middle of the night–not bothering to wait until sunrise.

Listen here. Then give your guess using the comment box below.

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Weekly Puzzler #144: Bubbling Song

Listen to this bird’s song.

Do you recognize it?

Check back next weekend to see if your guess was correct! And don’t forget to use the comment box below to give your guess. I give away a prize to one subscriber each quarter. All correct answers will be entered in the drawing–drawings are the first day of each season, so summer will be the next drawing. Good luck and see you again soon.

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Weekly Puzzler Answer #116

First off, congratulations to Renee who was the winner of my Weekly Puzzler contest! Earlier this week I sent her one of my blank notebooks.

A new contest starts today! All you have to do is use the comment box below the puzzler to give your guess. All correct guesses will automatically be entered in the next drawing–way far away, on the first day of Fall! The more times you enter, the more chances you have to win!

So then, let’s look at last week’s puzzler. Did you know this bird? It is the song of an eastern towhee! They are famous for saying “Drink your teaaaaaa!” Can you hear this phrase in their song?

Here’s what one looks like.today33-8141

Have you ever seen or heard this bird in your neighborhood?

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Eastern towhees are birds of the undergrowth, often seen shuffling through the leaf litter looking for good things to eat. Their diet includes seeds, fruit, buds, insects, spiders, millipedes, and other invertebrates. They live year-round in the southeastern US, but also can be seen during the summers in the northeast.

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Weekly Puzzler #116: Who Says Drink Your Tea

This week’s puzzler is a sound from an animal common to the US. Listen below: Do you know who makes this song?

If you know or want to give a guess, please do so using the comment box below. All of the correct answers will be entered in a drawing. Get your guess in by tomorrow and you can be entered in THIS drawing. I will pull one name on Monday–the first official day of SUMMER! You could be the next winner!

Click HERE for the answer!

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Weekly Puzzler #109: Who Says Churrrr, churrr?

Hello and happy Saturday! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.

Check out this sound:

Do you know who makes it? Who says “churrr, churr?” or sometimes, “chuck, chuck, chuck?” It’s this week’s puzzler! If you have a guess, use the comment box below… if you are correct, your name will be entered in the next drawing–on the first day of summer! Check back next weekend to learn if your guess was correct.

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Weekly Puzzler Answer #102

Okay, so I think that last puzzler was a bit too challenging judging from the lack of guesses. I will make the next puzzler easier!

owl-1010392This sound is from a tiny owl that lives in evergreen forests in North America called a Saw Whet Owl. It says “too too too” and is sometimes described as the sound of a saw being sharpened, or a truck backing up. Though they are said to have little fear of people and will allow you to get pretty close, I have never seen one in the wild. I did see one recently though as a local group that I belong to sponsored a program about this owl and brought two “ambassadors.” So I did get to meet two of these cute owls, and of course, couldn’t resist taking a few pictures!

owl-1010382Saw whet owls live across southern Canada, the northern and western US. See a range map HERE.. Weighing in at less than 5 ounces and just a bit over 7 inches long, they are a small owl, but like other owls, pretty fierce when it comes to hunting. Not surprisingly, their main prey is mice.

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Click here for the next puzzler….and have a wonderful weekend! Did you know tomorrow is the first official day of spring? Woo hoo, this is a fabulous time of year! Hope you spend some time outside this weekend…the peepers are calling and I must go…

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