Month: June 2021

Lucky Six Seconds

For a few weeks I’ve noticed what I assumed was Blue Grosbeaks flying back-and-forth across the pond. I’m fairly certain they have a nest in some scrubby land just west of the water. Quite often, when I’m sitting near the pond hoping to catch… Continue Reading “Lucky Six Seconds”

Flower, Fruit, food

Back in the third week of May, our property was adorned with the bridal-white flowers of wild berries (mostly raspberries – but, some blackberries.) Nearly every fence post supported a bush filled with the pristine little flowers that promised to become fruits, one day.… Continue Reading “Flower, Fruit, food”

We Hungry!

Barn Swallows erected their mud and grass nest under the eves of an old building on our farm. From a photographic perspective, that means poor lighting. However, it doesn’t take away from the cuteness factor of these young chicks begging for their meals!

Singin’ His Heart Out

The House Wren is a very cute little bird with a big-ass personality. I recognize that this species is part of the ecosystem here at our retired farm. But, House Wrens can be brutal. I’ve observed them oust Tree Swallow and Bluebird couples from… Continue Reading “Singin’ His Heart Out”

Ten Days of Snapshots

I’m sharing some of my favorite images from the past ten days. Enjoy! Ruby-throated Hummingbird The number of hummers we have observed at our nectar feeders this year is down significantly from years past. I’m happy that I was able to get a decent… Continue Reading “Ten Days of Snapshots”


“Score!!!!!!!” Apparently Mr. Bluebird and Wifie were in a competition regarding who could bring home the biggest creepy-crawly for the kids. She decided to ignore his macho display and go straight to the nest with her average, but nutritious meal. He looks a bit… Continue Reading “Score!”

A Face Only A Mama Can Love

Typically, baby animals are adorable. But, not all little ones make your heart melt. Take, for example, the Purple Martin chicks. It’s a good thing that their parents think the world of these little cherubs. They work hard to bring home the bacon –… Continue Reading “A Face Only A Mama Can Love”

Flick it

In the past few days I have checked in with the Red-headed woodpecker activity in the dead branch of a large tree. A new hole is being constructed about 35 feet up, in a location that is not very easy to film – or… Continue Reading “Flick it”

Bluebird, Bluebird, Bluebird, Bluebird, Bluebird

I suppose that title is a bit redundant. But, then, it represents the topic of this post perfectly. Since I last updated the Nest Box status, when I was confident about three pairs of Eastern Bluebirds nesting in our boxes, I’ve discovered that I… Continue Reading “Bluebird, Bluebird, Bluebird, Bluebird, Bluebird”


I overheard this bird’s mother saying, “Yes, it is a bit over the top, but I’d rather he go a little crazy with his feather-style, than get a tattoo or end up doing drugs.”