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Hear Stephanie Seymour on Wednesday

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Fyke fave Stephanie Seymour will appear at the Bergen Audubon meeting on Wednesday  at  8 p.m. at Teaneck Creek Conservancy, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck.

Bergen Audubon's Julie McCall writes:

Stephanie Seymour's melodic, harmony-laden album "There Are Birds" answers the musical question, "What happens when you combine Aimee Mann, Chrissie Hynde, and Karen Carpenter, add a dash of Matthew Sweet, and mix thoroughly with bird-related tales and imagery?"

It's an album about birds, nature, the passage of time and Stephanie'srelationship with these things and more. It's her story told from a bird's perspective and birds' stories revealed through her worldview.

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Monday Mystery Answered!

IMG_4196On Monday, I wrote:

This milk bottle, donated to the Fell House by Stiles and Lillian Thomas, is from Allendale in the good old days. 

The dairy is Woodland Dairy. The bottle is a quart, In the middle is a big "R."

What does the "R" stand for?  (I do.)

Anybody know anything about the dairy, such as where it was located?

Hats off to Diane Louie, who correctly stated that the "R" stands for Rogers, "who operated the dairy on Boroline Road for 35 years until 1950."

Rogers' property extended into what is now the Celery Farm, east of Allendale Brook. What is now woodlands was once pasture. Stiles Thoams saw a bluebird fly to a nearby tree, realized they needed nestboxes, and proceeded to put them up all over northwestern Bergen County.

You can read my original post about Stiles and the pasture here.


More about that Rare Hummingbird

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That rare hummingbird that visited Allendale this month has a nearly identical cousin, the Allen's Hummingbird.

How can you tell them apart?

Their tail feathers are different. I was lucky enough to get the photo above, which indicated the Rufous.

You can read more here.

#hummingbird #birds #birding #Allendale

My Column: Rare Hummingbird by CF

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A feeder near the Celery Farm has had a rare visitor for more than a week -- a female Rufous Hummingbird for the West Coast - only the second one ever reported in Bergen County and the first for Allendale.

You can read all about it in today's (Thursday's) Record and Herald-News in the Better Living section.