Category: bird videos

A Handful of Hummers

This morning I went out to the patio to feed my goldfish and fill the nectar feeders for the hummingbirds. There were so many birds that I had to take a quick video. I have several feeders. There are three 16 oz size, a… Continue Reading “A Handful of Hummers”

A Sing-Off!

I have been hearing the song of a Blue Grosbeak nearly every time I go out looking around. This is a species that I ache to film. While I have a few decent pictures, none displays this handsome bird’s brilliance. I usually hear them… Continue Reading “A Sing-Off!”

Feeding the Kids

The Tree Swallows in the new PVC nest box on the East side of the pond are busy feeding their chicks. Here are a couple of videos. Turn up the sound if you would like to hear the background sounds of other bird songs.… Continue Reading “Feeding the Kids”

A Promise

Today, all around our farm, I see the promise of a future for many of the lovely wild birds that reside here year ’round, or which will travel through during migration. Wild raspberries are in bloom. These native bushes form large brambles in the… Continue Reading “A Promise”

Sing it!

When I moved down to south-central Illinois from southern Wisconsin, I came to realize there were many bird species here that I had never seen up north. One such bird is the Brown Thrasher. I had never even heard of it. Looking at its… Continue Reading “Sing it!”

Tree Swallow Video

This post adds video to the post I just uploaded describing the interesting behavior of the Tree Swallows at nest box #22.

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”

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”