ID please!!

ID please!!

ID PLEASE!!/Baby seagull eating crab,seagull,cormorants.

ID please!!

ID please!!

ID please!!Maybe fox sparrow/Baby & adult seagull.

Loons,20 turkeys,sharp-shinned hawk or a cooper’s hawk,double-crested cormorants.

Baby seagull,rock pigeons,birdhouse wall,immature bald eagle.

Birdhouses on wall,not being used.

ID please!!This bird is fine,it flew away.(:I think it is an immature nashville walbler.

At the visitor center,we saw this bird in the parking lot we saw this bird,we scooped it up with a book,than it flew on my cloths,than it flew on my sisters arm.ID please!!I think it is a immature nashville walbler.

The Cardinal Family

The Cardinal Family

Feeder birds.

feeder birds.

House sparrow.

Common loon/osprey.

We saw an bald eagle swoop down and get a fish,eat it on a branch.

We saw a osprey but we did not get a picture of it.

Cardinals

Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal. The baby was there too but it left.

Wet House Sparrows

House Sparrows splashing in a puddle

There might be such thing as a rock pigeon I think!/ID please!

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!

Hummingbirds/I think it is a rock pigeon.

Ibis on a powerline

I didn’t know that ibis sat on powerlines.

visitors again!

these cute titmice come in this tree every morning.

White House Sparrow

White House Sparrow from earlier this year.

(He or she)screech owl.

Titmice/woodpecker nest that survived the first brood:the 2nd brood:chicks got eaten by a snake):sad.

Injured Mourning Dove Update

Update: The male mourning dove’s wing has gotten much worse. It might be angelwing or something else.

eastern phoebe and mr.cardinal.

Half white House Sparrow

Rare half white house sparrow. His tail and back are white. There are two like this in our yard.

Young male House Sparrow

Young male House Sparrow eating birdseed

Happy Birthday Barney!!

Barney hatched today! Now we’re waiting for Tweet! Happy Birthday Barney!! He has a few downy feathers on his back. His eyes are closed.

Mr. Cardinal

Mr. Cardinal and two other cardinals (a male and female) came to visit.

The starlings are here!!!

Unlike most people, I love starlings! They are colorful and fun to watch. It’s exciting to have them visit. It’s sad that people don’t like birds like European Starlings, House sparrows, Rock Pigeons, Muscovy Ducks, Canada Geese, seagulls, Cowbirds, and other birds and they feel the need to kill, trap, poison, chase, and destroy their nest, eggs and young. 😭😢

ID please!!

ID please!!

Dove fledgling

Baby dove from a while back. He couldn’t fly and his mother fed him.

Tweet and Barney

Tweet and Barney. Tweet is the lighter one and Barney is the darker one.

Used Nests

Used nest. Hoping someone can ID them.

Infertile Blue Jay Egg

1 blue jay egg. Appears to be infertile as the baby blue jay already fledged. There used to be two eggs. There was an eggshell in the nest.

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.

Cardinal Visits Feeder!!!

After months of waiting for the cardinals, there finally here! There are at least 5.

Stilt Sandpiper?

Looks like a Stilt Sandpiper but with red eyes. Stilt Sandpipers have black eyes. MIght be a type of egret or heron.

Unknown nest in a Crepe myrtle tree

Little used nest in a Crepe myrtle tree. About 6 feet from the ground.

Nest in a sign

Need ID for the nest. Very messy nest The nest with pretty small

Cardinal Nest

House Sparrow?

Is this a House Sparrow? It looks different than the ones that normally visit. It looks like a normal sparrow but it’s mostly gray.

Mr. and Mrs. Blue Jay

Mr. and Mrs. Blue Jay visit our feeder. Mr. Blue Jay gave Mrs. Blue Jay a seed. The female was seen in a tree with her fledgling yesterday.

Mrs. Deer’s Nest

Mrs. Deer is sitting on her eggs. She’s becoming more friendly and doesn’t do her broken wing display anymore.

An old Woodpecker nest at Walmart.

An old Woodpecker nest at Walmart.

House Sparrow Fledgling

This female House was opening her yellow beak very wide and licking the top of her mouth. She was also blinking a lot. She looked newly fledged and smaller than the other House Sparrow fledglings that visit our feeder. She was on our fence and wasn’t eating seeds.

Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks, Roseate Spoonbills and a Great Blue Heron

The Black-Bellied Whistling Duck was also seen with a female Black-Bellied Whistling Duck watching Spoonbills the day after.

Mrs. Dove

Mrs. Dove

House Sparrow Fledglings

house sparrows

Doves in our yard

Doves in our yard.

Nap Time!

Mrs. Dove taking a nap in the birdseed.

Mr. House Finch

Mr. Finch looking for seeds. He was with a male and female House Finch.

Guarding my nest

A better view of the eggs. Four Killdeer eggs are being guarded by Mrs. Deer. 🥚

Baby Doves

Baby doves

Lovely Island!

Male and female Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks on Island

Killdeer chick splashing in water.

Baby Killdeer running through water.

2022 Male Pileated Working on Nest Cavity

April 2022, this male Pileated Woodpecker has been hard at work constructing a nest cavity space for the nesting season. What a beautiful fella, this photo looked almost like a painting!

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.

Mountain Bluebird

Female mountain bluebird busy building her nest.

Brown-headed Nuthatch Feeding Young

The Brown-headed Nuthatch pair (was a cooperative breeding situation with former juvenile from prior brood, but that one has moved on) has been tending to their hatched young. Managed to get great videos at multiple angles showcasing feeding, fecal sac removal, and young peeking out. Lots of vocalizations by parents and young. They’ve grown so big!

Workshop Nest

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.

Brown-Headed Nuthatch Nest Cavity Construction

This Brown-headed Nuthatch pair has been observed during the past month plus working on constructing a nest cavity in a Pine log fence post. The two frequently alternate, changing places between who is working on the cavity and who is keeping watch in the nearby Sweet Bay tree, and exchanges of feeding take place between the two (included in this video).

As a note: please pardon the initial shaking of the camera, as I finally got my tripod set up towards the end. While you will hear the calls of these birds, there are the sounds of other birds in the background, including our ducks and chickens.

Summer Tanagers

We compiled a group of videos from 2019 of the beautiful Summer Tanagers that live in our area and come to visit. While it’s mainly videos of the males and their beautiful songs, a surprise guest makes an appearance in the end!

Tree Swallow arrives just in time for the next feeding.

Ready to Fledge

A Lone Mountain Bluebird

Baby American Wigeons

June 6 2019

Male Pileated Woodpecker in the Fall Trees

After months of trying to take photographs of the Pileated Woodpeckers that frequent the woods, I was finally able to do better than that and catch one on video. A male Pileated was clinging to the side of a tree, curiously examining his surroundings before flying off to search for a meal.

American Robin and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

What type of flycatcher is this?

I am thinking that this is a west-slope flycatcher.

Is this a harry or downy wood pecker?

Do you know if this is a harry wood pecker or a downy wood pecker

Black-capped Chickadees

Mountain Chickadee that landed an my camera

This Chickadee got 2 inches away from my camera three times and the time is landed of the camera. It saw the reflection.

Robins

A curious fellow citizen.

A curious fellow citizen.

Unknown Bird

Humming Bird that hit our window

This poor Humming bird hit our window, I do not know if it will live or not.

Mallard Duck

Female Mallard Duck Swimming

Humming Bird

Humming Bird

Humming Bird

A Humming Bird In Mid Flight….. So Beautiful…..

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology