Category: bird videos

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”

Aerial Acrobats

The Barn Swallow chicks, which have occupied several mud nests under the eaves of our house and buildings, are soaring. Yesterday, I sat waiting for the Indigo Buntings (future post) to arrive at a spot near the house where they tend to come for… Continue Reading “Aerial Acrobats”

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”