North American Songbirds

Bird Watching In the Northeast

The hours of daylight are getting longer. It’s finally beginning to feel like spring, and many of us in the northern hemisphere look forward to the return of migrating birds. Many birds migrate to a specific area to breed and raise their young.

The time it takes a bird to complete its one way migration can range from a few weeks to four months, depending on the distance. Soon the air will be filled with song!

The Northern Cardinal is abundant across the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and in Canada. Its natural habitat is woodlands, gardens, shrub lands, and swamps. This bird is a permanent resident throughout its range, it may relocate to avoid extreme weather or when food is scarce. The Northern Cardinal is the most popular state bird, representing Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.

The Eastern Bluebird loves to perch on tree branches and wires observing insect prey. An eastern bluebird will swoop down and catch a flying insect or go down to the ground to feed on a grasshopper, cricket or other insect. The Eastern Bluebird is the state bird of Missouri and New York.

The Baltimore Oriole is a medium sized songbird with a long pointed bill and a beautiful flute-like song. The Oriole builds a “hanging basket” nest at the top of tall trees, usually elm or maple. They eat insects, fruit and nectar. It’s easy to entice a Baltimore Oriole to your backyard by placing orange halves on a feeder fruit side up.

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Save the World Plant a Tree

Leave a Lasting Impact

Each year hundreds of trees are cut to clear power lines, install fuel lines, or to build roads, homes, and shopping malls. In addition, stronger storms around the world can devastate trees and forests. One of the most positive and lasting impacts we can make on earth is to plant a tree! Trees are vital to our existence as well as provide food and shelter for wildlife. It’s never too early to think about planting your next tree.

Consider Species

There are several things to consider when planting trees. Now is the time to start thinking about them. Consider your landscape. Trees which bear fruit are generally small and will attract wildlife. If you plant a fruiting tree close to your home expect to have plenty of frequent visitors. Some trees grow large providing shelter to animals from wind and rain. A large tree near your home helps to cool it in the summer. Consider the roots on a large tree before planting near your home. Roots can shoot out as far or farther than the canopy of a tree. Roots may grow into sewer lines and over time crack blacktop and concrete. Be sure to give your large tree plenty of room to grow. So think carefully about which type of tree you might like to plant this spring.

Earth Day

The best time to plant trees is in the spring after the ground thaws. Many communities have festivities centered around Earth Day and Arbor Day. Check your local area, some organizations hold tree give-aways encouraging people to plant native species.

Every year in Binghamton New York the Broome County Soil & Water Department holds a sale of mostly native plants and trees for a low cost. The Spring Tree Order Form and Descriptions are available online now! Trees are sold in groups of 10 for as little as $18.00. Make a commitment to plant ten trees, or at least plant one and give the rest away. Everyone enjoys receiving a lasting gift. What better gift to give than a gift of life, which grows stronger over time and benefits us all!

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Binghamton, New York
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Art of the Day

Goldfinch Watercolor Art is a portrait of a beautiful goldfinch perched on a branch in winter. This artistic watercolor piece is one from a series of watercolor birds and is a elegant addition to accent any room. Goldfinch Watercolor Art is digital watercolor painting with soft yellow, green and beige colors to enhance your decor. The bright yellow and rich red colors on this piece really makes it stand out.

This goldfinch was designed to mix and match with more birds from this series. Be sure to check out my home decor accessories that are available to compliment this piece. Add decorative throw pillows, a duvet cover, and shower curtain.

Goldfinch Watercolor Art by Christina Rollo
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Goldfinch Watercolor Art prints and accessories make great gifts for bird watchers, nature lovers, and art collectors!

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Christina Rollo
Fine Art Photographer
Binghamton, New York
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Heavenly Light Sunrise Landscape

Fine Art Landscape by Christina Rollo

I’m blessed to have a beautiful view of the nearby forest from our home. I also have the pleasure of viewing a variety of wildlife throughout the seasons. Beyond the trees there’s a pond in the woods where my tree house is located. It’s very much like Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Pond.

On a damp morning in late summer I awoke to this spectacular sunrise. I watched for about half an hour while beautiful rays of heavenly light danced through the trees. It was very inspiring to watch. It was such a blessing for me to experience this peaceful scenery, I hope you will enjoy it too!

Canvas prints make great art gifts. Browse more fine art landscapes from beautiful central New York and surrounding areas in the Southern Tier and Broome County at www.rollosphotos.com.

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Art of the Day

Orange Drift Monarch Butterfly is a colorful fall photograph of a beautiful monarch butterfly feeding on red chrysanthemum flowers. This piece is one from my collection of fine art butterflies with rich red and orange autumn colors. Orange Drift Monarch Butterfly will add a splash of bold color to enhance your decor.

This colorful monarch butterfly is designed to mix and match with more butterfly prints. Enjoy a variety of home decor accessories available to compliment this piece. Add decorative throw pillows, or purchase tote bags to give as gifts.

Orange Drift Monarch Butterfly by Christina Rollo
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Orange Drift Monarch Butterfly prints and accessories make great gifts for nature lovers, butterfly enthusiasts, and art collectors!

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Art of the Day

Beautiful Chickadee Watercolor Art is a portrait of a cute black capped chickadee perched on a pine cone in winter. This artistic watercolor piece is one from a series of watercolor birds and is a beautiful addition to accent any room. Beautiful Chickadee Watercolor Art is digital watercolor painting with soft natural pink, green and beige colors to enhance your decor. The black and white contrast of this friendly little chickadee bird really makes it stand out in this piece.

This adorable chickadee was designed to mix and match with more birds from this series. Be sure to check out my home decor accessories that are available to compliment this piece. Add decorative throw pillows, a duvet cover, and shower curtain.

Beautiful Chickadee Watercolor Art by Christina Rollo
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Beautiful Chickadee Watercolor Art prints and accessories make great gifts for bird watchers, nature lovers, and art collectors!

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Christina Rollo
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Binghamton, New York
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Christina Rollo
Fine Art Photographer
Binghamton, New York
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