Ruby-throated Hummingbird Fun – Traveler and the Troubles
We put together a fun video of our very first Ruby-throated Hummingbird we call “Traveler” having a time with two new “troubles” visiting at the Homestead. We have 4 feeders out now, but this was at the time we had just one and didn’t know until that day that we had more visitors. Lots of close up video of Traveler and his friends feeding!
Male Pileated Woodpecker Working on Nest Cavity
This gorgeous fella has been working hard on this nest cavity over the past week or so, and we finally heard “tap tap tap” and caught him peeking out from the nest cavity while working hard on it. Enjoy a few clips we took of him peeking out, and also in another tree nearby.
We’ve discovered an unusually placed nest, eye level in the old workshop next to the light switch of all places. Power to this building is off, and we don’t often use it anymore, so the wren has taken up shop.
First Hummingbird 2021
We observed our first hummingbird visitor for the 2021 season on 3/18/2021 – a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird visited our feeders in the evening hours.
Mountain Bluebirds in Nest
A Bluebird nest at my cabin at work. They hatched and flew off on July 4th. I have seen them, perched together on the fence rails and trail signs.
Carolina Wren nest
A persistent Carolina Wren made her nest in my golf cart at work. She had five little eggs that eventually hatched and all flew away.
This nest was created by a very persistent Carolina Wren mama who built her nest in a golf cart I drive at work.
All five of the eggs hatched and the little birds flew away. The mama Wren has come back to check out her nest.