Tag: Wild Birds

Ever Observant

I love the White-crowned sparrows that spend the winter here. Not only are they adorable, little birds but they tend to perch for a moment before moving onto their next activity. That makes them easier to film than some birds. They take the time… Continue Reading “Ever Observant”

Cutie Carolina Wren

As part of the new feeder station that we (aka my husband, Robert) built on my office patio, there’s an old tree trunk that we drilled holes into where suet could be stuffed. As soon as we put it up in place, birds came… Continue Reading “Cutie Carolina Wren”

Proper Way to Eat a Suet Nugget

A Red-bellied woodpecker and a White-crowned Sparrow arrive at the platform feeder. The Sparrow selects a peanut-suet nugget and shows it off to the Woodpecker. The Woodpecker observes, then selects her own, delicious peanut-nugget. The Sparrow turns to fly away, but drops his nugget… Continue Reading “Proper Way to Eat a Suet Nugget”

Winter Friends

Some bird species migrate long distances between the breeding and non-breeding seasons. Others are full time residents. Here are a few birds that I consider welcome friends during our chilly winters. We live on a line between the Black-capped Chickadee and the Carolina Chickadee… Continue Reading “Winter Friends”

INDIGO

A flash of blue, and it’s gone. The Indigo Bunting is a little bird that moves about quite quickly. They do come to feeders, but I’ve chosen to not put out seed this summer – first because I think we provide ample native seed… Continue Reading “INDIGO”

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”

Ten Days of Snapshots

I’m sharing some of my favorite images from the past ten days. Enjoy! Ruby-throated Hummingbird The number of hummers we have observed at our nectar feeders this year is down significantly from years past. I’m happy that I was able to get a decent… Continue Reading “Ten Days of Snapshots”

Coming Out Of The Thicket

This bird is called a Common Yellowthroat. It’s a warbler. I don’t know why they leave that designation off in the official name (after all the Palm Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Magnolia Warbler as well around 40 more North American warbler species have warbler in… Continue Reading “Coming Out Of The Thicket”

Birds

Here is a series of images I captured over the past couple of days. The temperature was in the mid to upper seventies. There was plenty of sunshine, a little too windy for my liking, but still they were a couple of exceptional Spring… Continue Reading “Birds”

Lucky Encounter

Earlier this month, on one of the only sunny days, I saw a little bird perched in a scrub tree as I entered the upper pond lookout. I wasn’t sure if it was “just” a Song Sparrow. There are a lot of those birds… Continue Reading “Lucky Encounter”