Carolina Chickadees checking out my new nestbox

A male chickadee flew over to the fence near my nestbox, he then when inside, came out, and called to his female. She flew over and went inside. We just put the nestbox up 2 days ago.

Backyard Birds part 1

So many backyard birds that I never see! Cowbirds, finches, chickadees, and more!

Snow Geese, The Peep, Robin, Cedar waxwings.

We saw hundreds of Snow Geese. The Peep has been coming every day to eat peanut butter and attacked a robin and another young male Mockingbird that was trying to take his tree, we had a robin in our neighbor’s tree and we saw three Cedar Waxwings in The Peep’s tree.

Chipping Sparrows, Northern Cardinal, Cooper’s Hawk, The Peep, House Sparrow and Mourning Doves.

There are now about 30 Chipping Sparrows!

Rufous Hummingbird is back!

Rufous is back!
See more pictures of Rufous on eBird:

The hurt Mockingbird looks so much better!

The hurt mockingbird looks so much better. He loves peanut butter!

Northern Mockingbird nest

Northern Mockingbird nest at Paul D Rushing Chain of Lakes. Update: Tweet and Barney haven’t hatched yet. I hope they hatch soon! This nest is near the side of the road in between two ditches.

Tweet and Barney

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

Canada Geese

Goosey and Geesey the Canada Geese enjoying the lake. Goosey is the gander and Geesey is the goose.

Blue Jays!

Blue Jays!!!

Don’t Mess With Texas

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

Mockingbird Nest

we visited this nest and it was destroyed.


Mockingbird fledgling yelling at its mother to feed it.

Fledgling Mockingbird

A baby Mockingbird. Trying to hunt for insects, wing-flashing. In case you’re wondering what the ‘toy’ was, she was playing with a clip for holding a bag of bread closed.

Baby Blue Jays

4 eggs were discovered in a nest in my Magnolia tree. It wasn’t too high up so I was able to get a small ladder and take pictures. First time ever to have a nest where I could see it. So excited to have babies. Two for sure, possibly 4 total.

Flycatcher Frenzy

The myiarchus flycatcher eggs have hatched and the parents are doing everything they can to keep their brood fed. At times they are so successful in the hunt they have to wait for the other parent to leave the nestbox before they can come in. This was one such incident. – Picture taken and uploaded by Paul Pruitt, Docent

Texas baby Cardinals 2nd day

2nd day of finding cardinals nest

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology