Mother Cardinal Feeding Fledgling

Mother Cardinal and her baby

Rufous Hummingbird at our feeder!

Young male Rufous Hummingbird at our feeder! He’s been here 6 times so far!

Blue Jays

Three Blue Jays eating suet

Mr. and Mrs. Jay

Mr. and Mrs. Jay trying out the new feeders!

Young male or female House Sparrow?

See this House Sparrow every day. It looks like a female house sparrow but it has black spots near its legs. Young males don’t normally look like this. It looks to be an adult. There is another sparrow like this with balck spots only near its legs. Young males normally only have it under their chin. I saw a half-white male House Sparrow a couple of days ago. All near his tail was white.

Finch or Hummingbird?

Mrs. Finch on a hummingbird feeder

Don’t Mess With Texas

A little Texas Mockingbird learning to be a proper state bird and enjoying some yummy mealworm suet.

Territorial Aggression?

4/7/2021— This Tufted Titmouse woke me up at 8:00 AM to loud chirping and banging outside my window.
Recently, I put out a nest box on my window sill. In case my presence would deter birds from nesting in it, I applied 1-way window-film. Unfortunately, it blocks sunshine from entering my room and it’s reflective on the outside.
I believe this Titmouse was attacking his reflection, thinking it was a rival bird. (I decided to name him “Ansel,” which means “protecter.”)
I drew highlighter on the window to get him to stop, but he hasn’t come back yet so I’m not sure whether it worked or not.
I do have a bird feeder on my windowsill as well, but, since Tufted Titmouse nesting season is beginning, I figured it was probably more likely he was attacking things to protect his nesting territory or claim a new one.
Will birds attack anywhere on their territory or only near their nest? Does he want my new birdhouse?

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology