Month: April 2021

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!”

Returnees

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!”

90 Seconds of Red-Headed Woodpecker Work

I showed this video to my husband and he said, “what’s he doing?” I’m not sure if he’s excavating a hole where he plans to invite a female to lay eggs. I’m not even sure it’s a male. I’m not sure if he’s working… Continue Reading “90 Seconds of Red-Headed Woodpecker Work”

A Week of Images

I’ve been busy with normal stuff, but I’ve also had time to go out around the property to see what’s happening. Yet, I just checked and my last blog post was April 8. That’s almost a week ago. I have beautiful things to share,… Continue Reading “A Week of Images”

A DOZEN SPARROWS

Before I started traveling about our property in search of the wildlife that makes a living or simply drops by for a visit here, I really didn’t know about the variety of bird species that use the resources we have on our acreage. In… Continue Reading “A DOZEN SPARROWS”

Birds

Here is a series of images I captured over the past couple of days. The temperature was in the mid to upper seventies. There was plenty of sunshine, a little too windy for my liking, but still they were a couple of exceptional Spring… Continue Reading “Birds”