The new nest
The male of nest #2 (with 2 eggs) is working on another nest in a tree next to it.
Mourning Dove Nest at Chase Bank
Mourning Dove nest at Chase Bank
The Sweetest Doves
We caught this pair of doves on the fence, grooming each other, they then mated and continued grooming each other.
New feeder bird: Dark-eyed Junco
Hoping some more juncos come! I could only get one picture.
Chipping Sparrows, Northern Cardinal, Cooper’s Hawk, The Peep, House Sparrow and Mourning Doves.
There are now about 30 Chipping Sparrows!
Rufous Hummingbird at our feeder!
Young male Rufous Hummingbird at our feeder! He’s been here 6 times so far!
Male Cardinal in our Oak tree
Male Cardinal in our Oak tree. The picture was taken through binoculars. I also saw a young red-tailed hawk in our oak tree too. They were making chip calls.
This Finch dreams of being a Hummingbird
I set up our hummingbird feeder right next to the Ring camera so that we could watch the hummingbirds come to the feeder. One day, I was looking through the footage and was surprised to this male House Finch land on top of the feeder. He sat there for a minute, he even preened himself, then he just flew off. I’m assuming he was just attracted by the colors.
Screenshot was from July 7, 2022
Three male House Sparrows!
Three male House Sparrows eating birdseed on the patio
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!
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 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!
A Lone Mountain Bluebird
Barn swallows at sunset!
Sorry for the 1-star pics 🙁
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.
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.
Feeding the kids
I was lucky enough to have a pair of eastern bluebirds nest in one of my boxes this spring, where they laid 6 eggs and fledged 5 young. Several weeks after the young fledged, the male brought two of the youngsters back to our garden to feed them mealworms, which is when I snapped this photo. It was sheer magic watching them and I stayed outside, quietly snapping away for 30 minutes until they left.
feeding the family
Dad chooses which chick to feed as they all hang off mum’s back
male Red Necked Grebe feeding chicks on the nest
Male Mallard Near Nest
Our male Mallard was sitting on the bank near the nest just after a fight in which some other males were trying to copulate with our female.
March 12, 2014 BEFORE WINTER STORM
Birds getting ready for winter storm.
Male Flicker in and on hollow tree, drumming and calling