Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker stopped by for a visit. 1-27-23

Taking a dip

Group bath 1-27-23

Joyfully Birdwatching

From my window I see
So many lovelies
Looking back at me

Cute pair of 3

Out and About

Out and about after the snow ~ sparrow ~ Carolina Wren 1-26-23

Mourning Doves

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.

ID Please for hawk!!/Chickadee & Titmouse.

House Finches

The House finches usuallly build a nest in my Christmas wreath and have three or four broods.

Blue Jays

Early moring Blue Jay visitors 1-23–23

Woodpecker

Woodpecker in the platform feeder ~ seemed right at home. 1-22-23

Carolina Wren Igloo

This sweet little Carolina Wren looks like she is in her own private igloo! 1-21-23

Titmice, Junco, & Blue Jay.

American Goldfinches and a Blue Jay

American Goldfinches and a Blue Jay

Backyard Birds part 2

The Yellow-rumped Warbler comes every day, multiple times a day, for peanut butter.

Backyard Birds part 1

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

Finches and Chickadees

Chill Chickadee

Chill Black Capped Chickadee hanging out after the snow. 1-21-23

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker and male House Finch. 1-18-23

House Finch

A female house finch came to visit along with a male. 1-18-23

American Rose Finch

American Rose Finch taking a break after eating lots of organic sunflower seeds 🙂

Tufted Titmouse diving in

This tufted titmouse was having a ball in the heated bath…headfirst! 1-17-23

Texas Birds/ ID please!!

Blue jays & titmouse.

Blue jay.

Young Blue Jays

I have a Blue Jay family that visits almost daily. 1-16-23

PIne Grosbeak & Cardinals

I think this a male Pine Grosbeak and a couple of Cardinals. 1-14-23

Baby Feeder Birds 2022/2023 part 2

Baby Feeder Birds of 2022/2023 part 1

Barn Swallows

2022 Blackbirds

House Wrens

Baby Bluebirds

Pied-billed grebe, mallard, & Sandhill cranes

Bluebird & nuthatch at suet.

Song Sparrows

Chimney Swifts in Summer

Carolina Wren ~ House Finches ~ Dark-eyed Junco

Lots of visitors today… 1-9-23.

Red-bellied Woodpecker Pair

This appears to be a copulating pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers, but if you look closely at the bird on the bottom in the third photo, it looks like its red crown is solid without a patch of gray like a female would have. Is this just a trick on the lighting? What do you think?
Photos taken on April 11
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7

Downy/Hairy Woodpeckers Copulating

I was able to witness a pair of Downy/Hairy Woodpeckers copulating. I’m unsure of where they nested or if they had any successful broods. Sorry for the bad photo quality.
Photos taken on April 13, 2022
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7

Sweet Pair of Mourning Doves

I was lucky enough to witness a pair of Mourning Doves copulating on a fallen tree. I was never able to locate the nest but this was still a special experience. The doves rubbed heads before breeding, afterwards, the male fanned his tail feathers in the direction of the female for a few minutes, why did he do that?
Photos taken on April 14, 2022
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7

Geese

Sanderlings, Plovers, Herons Galore!

Sanderlings and I think a Snowy Plover creep up to the shore while a Great Blue Heron poses in the sunset.
Photos taken on July 25, 2022
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7

Beautiful Sunset with a Great Blue Heron

The sunsets on Dauphin Island were beautiful! As you can see, the tide pools turned gold in the light of the setting sun.
Photos were taken on July 30, 2022
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7

Rare Immature Mississippi Kite!

Rare immature Mississippi Kite! If you look at their range map, they’re not even supposed to be in my area!
Photo taken on August 14, 2022
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7

Red breasted nuthatch

Red breasted nuthatch 1-8-23

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse taking a drink… 1-8-23

2022 Breeding Birds

American Goldfinch Eating Thistles

Northern Cardinal

Taken from the window on August 15, 2022

Downy Woodpecker at Feeder

Taken at August 21, 2022 at Bird Feeder

Gray Catbirds – 2022

First time seeing these birds on August 14, 2022, at the bird feeder.

2022 Summer Red-winged Blackbirds

Goldfinchs & Northern flicker.

Dark-eyed Juncos and Mourning Dove Eating

Sparrows Enjoying baths

Baltimore Oriole feeding one of its young.

A Baltimore Oriole adult feeding on of its young at the jelly feeder in our backyard. We get quite a few Orioles at our feeder every summer. This year, the first ones showed up around April 25th, the last one spotted was around September 5th. It’s sort of neat to see the adults come with juveniles in tow to feed them. It takes a while for the juveniles to learn how to use the feeder on their own. It’s interesting to watch. Eventually they figure it out!

Eastern Bluebird feeding one of its young.

Another picture of an Eastern Bluebird feeding one of its young. The nest box was located in my backyard. Three Bluebirds hatched and fledged. The dad was diligent in feeding his young!

Eastern Bluebird Nestling

Eastern Bluebird Nestling that was getting close to fledging. From Spring-Summer 2022. My first attempt at installing a bluebird nest box. Three bluebirds successfully hatched and fledged.

Eastern Blue Bird feeding its nestling

Eastern Bluebird feeding its nestling. Nest box was located in my backyard spring-summer 2022. My first attempt at building one, installing, and monitoring it! Three Bluebirds hatched and fledged.

Willow Flycatcher family

I was on the border of Maryland and Pennsylvania collecting data for the Maryland-DC Breeding Bird Atlas when I discovered this family of Willow Flycatchers. (Too bad I was in Pennsylvania and not Maryland!) I first discovered the parents communicating with each other and bringing food into a tree. I stood under the tree peering through the thick leaves and was delighted to find these three fledglings patiently waiting for lunch to arrive

Northern Cardinal

Cute Cardinal foraging seed 1-6-23

Rare Leucistic Chipping Sparrow

Rare Leucistic Chipping Sparrow at my feeder. It comes every day with the other Chipping Sparrows.

White-breasted nuthatch

White – breasted nuthatch on a very soggy morning ~ 1-4-23

Downy Woodpecker at Suet Cake

Downy Woodpecker enjoys suet feeder in light snow

COOPERS HAWK

Coopers Hawk getting ready to take off with a baby squirrel from our backyard ( Mission was not successful )

Cooper’s Hawk Chowing Down On a Northern Mockingbird

Why hello there, Mrs. Finch!

This adorable female house finch looked directly at my camera, making for a cute onto! She was eating at my birdfeeder with her mate.

Cedar Waxwing

Here are some images of cedar waxwings that I took with my canon power shot sx70 hs.

White Crowned Sparrow

White Crowned Sparrow

Birds at my new feeder.

Id please!!

Great egret

Great egret fishing at a pond

Robin

American robin sitting in a water puddle

Brown-headed cowbird egg in mockingbird nest

This brown-headed cowbird egg was in a mockingbird nest. This photo was taken AFTER the 3 chicks fledged. There was one mockingbird egg that didn’t hatch. The cowbird egg is the smaller white egg on the right.

Baby Northern Mockingbirds

This nest was located in a front yard.

Royal Tern Fluffing its Feathers

This Royal Tern was fluffing its feathers

Ruddy Turnstone missing a foot

These are images of a poor little Ruddy Turnstone that was missing one foot. It was walking with a slight limp, but otherwise was acting normal.

Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird on a rainy day

CALIFORNIA SCRUB JAY

CALIFORNIA SCRUB JAY ON RAINY DAY

Warbler

Warbler photos

Immature female Pine Warbler

Immature female Pine Warbler eating a seed block just inches from the window.

Dark-eyed Juncos

A male and a female Junco are coming!

Adaptive reuse by wren

Recently hatched chipping sparrow

Winter bathing

The birds really enjoy the heated bird bath. 12-27-22.

Tufted Titmouse Loves Feeders

I’ve had about 7 tufted titmice loving my feeders recently! A combination of seeds and suet!

Common Grackle Feeding

RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD

More Please

Common Grackle Feeding Frenzy

Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret looking for fish in Winter

Grey Heron

Grey Heron busy sunbathing on a beautiful sunny day in Winter in beautiful Southern California Beach/ Marsh

Eastern Kingbirds and babies

I watched the 4 baby eastern king birds grow up. To just seeing the parent go to the nest, to seeing the baby eastern kingbirds hop onto a branch.

Baby robins

REDDISH EGRET

Beautiful Reddish Egret by Bolsa Chica/ Huntington Beach Marsh on a warm sunny afternoon busy catching lots of fish.

Feeder Birds

Carolina Wren

Lots of visitors on a frigid blustery Christmas Eve. Eat hearty!

The Seasonal Evolution of a Duck Box

I have had this Duck Box on the edge of the East Fork of the Eno River in my backyard for 7+/- years. This is the first year it served as a successful nest site for 2 species, Wood Ducks and Eastern Bluebirds. Red Shouldered Hawks on the other hand have always found the Duck Box a productive hunting perch.

New feeder bird: Dark-eyed Junco

Hoping some more juncos come! I could only get one picture.

Pine Warbler Family

We have three Pine Warblers visiting the feeders, a male, a female, and an immature!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology