Month: October 2020

Halloween Wild Goose Chase

It all started with a simple, pure white feather. The evening prior to Halloween, Robert came into my office to inform me that he had heard geese on the pond. “What kind of geese?” I asked. But, I knew the answer. He didn’t know.… Continue Reading “Halloween Wild Goose Chase”

Gold Is Always In Season

Yesterday I gingerly opened my office door to the patio. There were birds on the feeders, and I hoped to catch them. Alas, they flew off. I knew the routine. They would come back if I was patient and remained still. It worked. A… Continue Reading “Gold Is Always In Season”

Cute Hat!

These cute, little birds are White-crowned Sparrows. They migrate through my area during the Spring and Fall migrations. I see them up on the patio where they tend to hop around on the ground under the feeders, and less frequently up on the feeders.… Continue Reading “Cute Hat!”

See Ya Later

I had my camera aimed at a Bluebird that I had spotted in the Ponderosa Pine tree. Snap. Snap. Snap. The shutter opened and closed repeatedly to capture any interesting action, even though the bird sat relatively still. I didn’t see the Blue Jay… Continue Reading “See Ya Later”

Winter’s Calling Card

If a Northern Cardinal in a barren tree doesn’t say, “Winter’s Coming!” I don’t know what else does. The overcast, gray skies, the leafless tree, the lovely female Cardinal perched as the only splash of color – it brought that tingle to my spine.… Continue Reading “Winter’s Calling Card”

Blowing Leaves

Mother Nature assembled her birds. “Dear cherished ones, I have a small request. I fear this season is racing by too quickly and if I blink, it will be gone. Please reenact the falling of the leaves so I may always experience the spectacle.”… Continue Reading “Blowing Leaves”

Autumn Bluebird

It’s been windy here for a couple of days. I’m glad that I took some photos of the fall colors before the leaves were carried away with the gusts. I love this photo of an Eastern Bluebird nestled among the burnt orange leaves of… Continue Reading “Autumn Bluebird”

Country Mouse, I Mean Wren

I was sitting near the apple tree by the entrance to the corridor. After harvesting most of the ripe apples, we hung “store bought” apples on the tree to attract birds, and it was working. I was able to take photos of Rose-breasted Grosbeak,… Continue Reading “Country Mouse, I Mean Wren”

Palms In Illinois

A month ago I didn’t know there was a little bird called the Palm Warbler. And, if I had, I wouldn’t have thought a bird with that name would visit my neck of the woods! Palm sounds so tropical! In the past few days… Continue Reading “Palms In Illinois”

The Bird and The Bee

Perhaps this bee was just waiting his turn at the apple.