An old Woodpecker nest at Walmart.

An old Woodpecker nest at Walmart.

Mrs. Dove

Mrs. Dove

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!

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.

Tree Swallow arrives just in time for the next feeding.

Ready to Fledge

May 3, 2020-spring birds!

Titmouse feeding in tree cavity. I can hear the chicks- both parents feeding.
Tree swallows already have best, but now getting busy.

My recent Birding

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.

Red-shouldered on Nest

Red-shouldered on nest at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, IN

American Robin River Trail Nest

American Robin nest in the crook of a tree along a bike trail next to a river. Full clutch of 3 eggs.

A comfortable nest

4 pink Tree Swallow eggs

Nashville Flicker

Male Flicker in and on hollow tree, drumming and calling

A Natural Wizard of the Woods

This is a naturally occurring tree formation which stands along the Springlake Trail at Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston, Michigan.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology