Category: Wild Birds

‘Scuze me, Just Got Out Of The Bath

As I sat filming the half dozen or so butterflies feeding from the wildflowers that thrive at the the north end of the pond, I began hearing the chirp-chirp of a Common Yellow-throat. Yes, it’s a common bird – I hear them in many… Continue Reading “‘Scuze me, Just Got Out Of The Bath”

Levels of Ruby

Only the male Ruby-throated Hummingbird has the distinctive ruby throat. On occasion, I have been confused by a male that is holding back displaying his iridescent red feathers – thinking the bird was a female. Depending upon the light and the way the bird… Continue Reading “Levels of Ruby”

The Birds & The Bees

Earlier I posted a couple of photos of the Bumble Bees that have been taking advantage of the nectar we offer to the Hummingbirds. I was able to get some photos of Hummers feeding in the presence of the bees. They truly don’t seem… Continue Reading “The Birds & The Bees”

It’s Hot!

This little House Wren was panting quite a bit when I encountered him in the late afternoon. At first I thought it was a recent hatchling and he was open-jawed awaiting a feeding from his parent. Then I captured him singing. I’m pretty sure… Continue Reading “It’s Hot!”

The Next Generation

Nature is amazing. An example is the Ruby-throated hummingbird. As referenced HERE, this tiny bird weighs just 3-4 grams. In comparison, a US nickel weighs about 5 grams. Twice a year they make an incredible journey – first to winter over in Central America… Continue Reading “The Next Generation”

Hummers!

It wasn’t my plan to film hummingbirds this afternoon. On the agenda was transplanting several bushes and a Mulberry tree that I acquired as dry-root cuttings back in early Spring. When they arrived we weren’t ready to put them into the ground (it was… Continue Reading “Hummers!”

Hummingbird Carousel

Due to some work constraints and the fact that my golf cart is out of commission for the moment – which means I have not been able to get out and about to visit with the wild birds on our property – I’ve not… Continue Reading “Hummingbird Carousel”

Plenty of Hummers

Earlier this Spring/ Summer I was worried. Just like the Bluebirds, the Hummingbirds were very late in arriving. Even then, there were only a couple of individual birds coming to our feeders. I was afraid that the Deep Freeze in February had a seriously… Continue Reading “Plenty of Hummers”

Wood-PeWee

The Eastern Wood-PeWee is one of many flycatchers that make a living in our part of the country. I have a great fondness for flycatchers because they tend to remain still for a bit which makes it easier for an amateur photographer to get… Continue Reading “Wood-PeWee”

A Grub Is Great Grub

Grub: 1. the thick-bodied, sluggish larva of several insects, as of a scarab beetle. 2. Slang. food; victuals. Homonym: a word pronounced the same as another, but different in meaning. So, grub is a homonym. It can mean a thick-bodied larva (which many of… Continue Reading “A Grub Is Great Grub”