Eastern Bluebird Mama Laid an egg!

Sorry, The First Post was Incorrect. This Female Eastern Bluebird Laid an Egg!

Female Eastern Bluebird laid an egg!!!

Nest Update 02: Female Eastern Bluebird laid an egg!!!

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!

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!

Eastern Bluebird – male

This is the year of the 17 year Locust, cicada actually, here in Western Pennsylvania. This male Eastern Bluebird spent all day catching the cicadas on the ground and tearing off the soft abdomen part. He made many trips to the nest box with these little morsels.


Bluebirds are probably 14-15 days old. Photo taken 6/14/2018 by Fr. McKusky.

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Phoebe Babies

We’ve been monitoring a nest with five small Eastern Phoebe eggs, who recently hatched!

Bluebird nest and eggs

5 bluebird eggs, first egg laid 5/20/15 – last on 5/25/15.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology