Category: bird videos

Tidy Red-Tailed

[I can’t change the title now, but I have learned that the hawk in the video below is an Immature Red-shouldered Hawk, not a Red-tailed hawk. edited 1/12/21] We have had far more raccoon, opossum and cat activity at our Butterball Diner (aka Turkey… Continue Reading “Tidy Red-Tailed”

May I Have A Different table?

The continuing saga of my attempt to capture images of the Red-tailed Hawks and the American Crows via our Butterball Turkey lure are most recently chronicled HERE. After a day of rain and temperatures in the 50’s yesterday, today it has plummeted to 20… Continue Reading “May I Have A Different table?”

Butterball Diner Update

As I mentioned earlier, we’ve had some SNAFU’s with the Trail Cam that we set up to observe the turkey lure. Fortunately, the new camera arrived as promised (even during the Christmas rush of package delivery – THANKS delivery personnel!) and it appears to… Continue Reading “Butterball Diner Update”

Size Matters

Yesterday before noon there was mostly sun, with intermittent clouds. The trail cam that was set up by the “Butterball Diner” turkey lure had been running during the night and that morning, so Robert retrieved the SD card and I began the review (more… Continue Reading “Size Matters”

Two Is Better Than One

This post is part of a continuing saga of the Butterball Road Kill (aka Turkey Lure) which is my attempt to capture good quality images of American Crows and the local Hawks in my area. It took a couple of days, but we did… Continue Reading “Two Is Better Than One”

Apple Tree Trail Cam

A couple of days ago I posted photos that I took of a juvenile Red-breasted Grosbeak that was snacking on an apple I hung in a tree. Here are some Trail Cam video recordings of that bird, as well as other visitors to the… Continue Reading “Apple Tree Trail Cam”

Red Tailed Hawk

I stepped out onto my office patio and saw this Red-tailed Hawk circling over the backyard. Nice.

GREEN HERON

Once again, I have been assisted by the IL birders to identify this bird that I saw fly into a tree at the south end of the pond. It was late, I was facing west into the very low sun, so mostly it was… Continue Reading “GREEN HERON”

Imprint Process Failure?

While I was sitting near the stand of grass where the Indigo Buntings frequent – trying to get some good shots – I heard this tiny chirp. Then, another and another until I was able to locate the source. It was an itty bitty… Continue Reading “Imprint Process Failure?”

The Jelly Jar

When I discovered that we had Orchard Orioles on the property, I decided to makes their lives a bit more juicy by offering sliced oranges in several locations where I had seen them. We encountered the male in the now-overgrown former herding arena and… Continue Reading “The Jelly Jar”