Category: Images

Tree Swallows

We currently have four pairs of Tree Swallows in various stages of raising their first broods. The above photo is the pair that has chicks that are quite close to fledging. Box S is on our East property line, along a hedge row. In… Continue Reading “Tree Swallows”

The Dawn of June

There’s a saying, “April Showers bring May flowers.” I suspect who ever first penned that phrase lived maybe 300 miles south of where I live. While I get all giddy about planting the annuals when the hardy varieties like petunias and impatients show up… Continue Reading “The Dawn of June”

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!”


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”