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Count Cardinal can count on all at Notrub Farm

Even without a formal feeding program, the Burton Family at Notrub Farm have had exciting sightings of birds right in their backyard, including a turkey flock with an assimilated peacock as part of their group. Count Cardinal can count on three more

By Anne Burton, M.D.
News from Notrub Farm

Here at the Notrub Farm, Sherman Wayne, McKenzie and I are enjoying a wide array of bird species, including a flock of turkeys which previously had a male peacock as part of their group, hawks, purple martins, amazing male cardinals and bluejays, and on and on...and we haven't really fed anyone yet!

They all love the supply of hickory nuts that they have just now exhausted in the backyard. We keep the binoculars handy.

We put out some chopped fruit in the snow and really had a show!

The old Miller Farm abuts the back of our new home and is now our backyard.

Sherman had the old pastures cleared with a machine that mulches the trees and bushes. It is habitat to numerous critters...deer, coyote,rabbits, squirrel and one really hairy recycling man!

No telling what you'll find in our backyard!!!

Count on us to count!
The Great Backyard Bird Count is February 18, 19, 20, and 21, 2011.

This story was posted on 2011-02-05 02:37:52
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