Month: May 2023

Muskrat Wedding?

This was one of the strangest things I’ve observed in a while. I was sitting at our pond trying to locate the Green Heron that I saw fly over the water as I was entering the area. While searching the far bank for said… Continue Reading “Muskrat Wedding?”

Wren Yoga?

We have several House Wrens in houses around the property. I was about 80 feet from one of the boxes where I know a couple to be nesting, waiting for a Red-winged Blackbird to arrive back to her ground nest (as she’s feeding chicks… Continue Reading “Wren Yoga?”

Disabled but Determined

Back at the end of April, I published a post about a lovey Bluebird couple that was considering a nest box that sits outside my office, which is in the back of our home. Here’s that post HOPEFUL. The pair didn’t select that location… Continue Reading “Disabled but Determined”

Oh, Yuck!

Don’t you hate when you are noshing on some good nuts and then you get one of those bad ones? May all your nuts be tasty ones.

Work it! Vogue!

The Eastern Kingbird is one of just a few species that (from my odd human perspective), sometimes behaves around me with what can seem like deliberate intention. Of course, I don’t really believe that (except when I do.) Still.. let’s face it, the bird… Continue Reading “Work it! Vogue!”

Hummer Hoedown!

It’s always a highly anticipated event; the season’s return of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. It begins as a trickle, with just one or two birds showing up to the feeders that we hang a week or two before the published date for likely arrival. We don’t… Continue Reading “Hummer Hoedown!”


Yesterday, our neighbor Greg alerted Robert to a family of red foxes that live on his property. He knows that I enjoy filming wildlife. Greg chatted with Robert and sent him a picture in a text of the foxes trotting down our rural road,… Continue Reading “Foxy!”

Nest Box Status – May

It was about a month ago since I posted about the status of the birds that use our nest boxes NEST BOX CHECK. Many things have transpired since then. Here’s what’s going on: Box A2 (Northwest corner of property) This Bluebird couple just fledged… Continue Reading “Nest Box Status – May”

Expressions of a Brown Thrasher

It is said that, even though the Brown Thrasher is a serious defender of its nest, the name comes from the sound it makes when digging through ground debris. My favorite aspect of this species is the amazing vocalizations this bird presents. This handsome… Continue Reading “Expressions of a Brown Thrasher”

Take Me, Instead!

About a week ago, I came upon a Killdeer nest (four eggs sitting in a depression in the gravel driveway.) I chronicled it here: Perilous Parenting. Hoping to see this couple successfully fledge their chicks before a disaster strikes, I looked up the incubation… Continue Reading “Take Me, Instead!”