Month: April 2021

It’s A Coot

A couple of days ago, around sunset, in a light rain with overcast skies, I traveled by the pond. I didn’t have a camera, and I was just trying to get out of the house for a few minutes before dark after an exacerbating… Continue Reading “It’s A Coot”

Mama and Papa

This is exciting! The Bluebird pair in Box #15 on the East property line are feeding chicks. Here are a few photos as well as a couple of videos at the bottom. This daddy takes his job very seriously. He remains in constant contact… Continue Reading “Mama and Papa”

Frequent Visitors

From my office doors I can view the north end our of pond meadow. I sometimes witness the Great Blue Heron or the Blue-winged Teal coming and going. Recently, I’ve observed a pair of Canada Geese that fly in from a location northwest of… Continue Reading “Frequent Visitors”

Darling Discovery

I’m not going to lie. I feel a bit silly, perhaps even dumb to share this story of discovery. But, the outcome is more worth sharing than the embarrassment I felt when I realized what I was observing. First, I had just spent 45… Continue Reading “Darling Discovery”

Woodpecker Housekeeping

Today, I checked in on the Red-headed woodpecker I had observed (and FILMED) last week. So, I have learned a little about Woodpecker housekeeping. It exists. And, it’s appears to be a grab and toss strategy. I suppose if you watch this video on… Continue Reading “Woodpecker Housekeeping”

Mama, We Hungry!

Because he has seen me many time perched on the steering wheel of my golf cart with my camera balanced in my hands, my neighbor Greg stopped by today to alert me that he had found a Red-tailed Hawk nest. Of course, I followed… Continue Reading “Mama, We Hungry!”


I’m still waiting for a few of my favorite birds to arrive, like the Eastern Kingbirds, the Indigo Bunting and the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. But, this past few days I’ve noticed a couple of other returnees. This is the Brown Thrasher. Yes, what a horrible… Continue Reading “Returnees”

A Sora!

A few days ago, very much at the end of the day when the cloud cover had taken over completely and the sun was moving quickly to the horizon, I started my trip back to the house. I had been hanging out at the… Continue Reading “A Sora!”

Name That Swallow!

Last autumn, well past the time when the Purple Martins, the Barn and Tree Swallows had migrated south for the winter, I continued to observe a swallow flying over the pond. When I looked up the options, I was left needing more information. The… Continue Reading “Name That Swallow!”

Nest Box Status Update!

It’s mid April and the birds are making preparations for their breeding season, and some are already in full swing. For a few species, this includes using the nest boxes that we provide. The above diagram shows the nest boxes we offer to the… Continue Reading “Nest Box Status Update!”