Red-Breasted Sapsucker

Red-Breasted Sapsucker

We’re lucky today in the northeastern corner of California to get a little rain. We live on the edge of the Great Basin high desert and the last few evenings have been wet ones. The air now has a fresh smell. Lilli lives on the far end of town. Sometimes we take our...
HANDLE WITH CARE from Reader’s Digest

HANDLE WITH CARE from Reader’s Digest

BY SY MONTGOMERY FROM THE BOOK BIRDOLOGY Reader’s Digest, June 2015(About Me & my Hummers!) ILLUSTRATION BY CHRIS BUZELLI (detail) These fragile baby hummingbirds needed a mom. Instead, they got me. WHEN THEY WERE FOUND, the infants were nearly dead....