Downy Woodpecker~Blue Jay


American Goldfinches


Female Purple Finches


Red-bellied Woodpecker~Mourning Dove~Eastern Phoebe


Big Beak

Birdie with a big beak…who am I? 4-12-24

Hungry Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker really enjoying the suet. 4-10-24

Possibly an Oriole Nest ?

Lots of Orioles feeding and visiting last year after leave fall saw an interesting nest – thought initially a wasp or insect nest but closer view suggests a bird possibly Oriole??

Unknown eggs, too small for robin

Chickadee vs Cowbird

A cowbird egg appeared in my slot top box that has 4 chickadee eggs in it. I would love to put a camera in there to follow what happens. I will try to modify the roof to allow me to drop in a Blink camera.

Pileated wood pecker

Second time seeing him

Baby House Sparrow

House Sparrow Fledglings

I have around 10-12 sweet baby House Sparrows at my feeder.

Northern Mockingbird Carrying a Stick

European Starling Picking Up a Worn Down Dove Feather For Its Nest

Heavily streaked birdie

I have lots of heavily streaked birdies. Not sure who this. The Sparrow species are confusing! The Merlin app picked u p on a Cedar Waxwing and Bohemian Waxwing….new birdies for me.

European Starling with a stick for its nest

Blue Jay collecting nesting materials

Leucistic Female Purple Finch and Red Crossbill ID

Please help me ID. Also, sorry for the black spot on the camera.

Blue Jays Nest Building

A pair of Blue Jays collecting nesting materials in a neighbor’s yard. (The female is shown in the photos. )

Killdeer Nest #3

Sad Fate of Killdeer Nest #2

Visited the nest the day before yesterday and it only had 2 eggs, one of which had a crack in it. Came back yesterday and the eggs weren’t flipped. Came back later in the same day and the eggs were destroyed.

Killdeer Nest #1 Nest Check

The egg at Killdeer Nest #1 has been flipped and is due to hatch any day!

Western Screech Owls had 3 babes last spring

Year 5 of mated couple living in 2 separate nest boxes in close proximity on my private back yard. Last spring they birthed 3 babes, pictured in my TX Ebony protective tree while fledged and learning to fly/hunt. This year the mother is currently sitting on eggs in her box. I’ve only seen the father napping in the window of his own condo. Blessed with these darlings.

Pretty Boy

American Goldfinch in the rain 4-3-24

Male Mourning Dove with a Twig

Nest Building 2024 (So far)

Northern Mockingbird Pair

Killdeer Nest #1

This egg has been in the nest for at least 21 days and should hatch any day now!

Killdeer Nest #3

Only 2 eggs left at Killdeer Nest #2

No idea what happened. This nest had 4 eggs a week ago and now only has one. The egg on the left appears like it might be hatching, but strange that an egg would hatch in the evening.

Muscovy Duck Babies Fledged!

Drove by the Muscovy nest today and on the way home from church. The nests are empty. The mother duck was on the other side of the street with other mother ducks and their ducklings.

burlington vt

Cute birdie ~ not sure who it is though. Orange beak stood out. Some kind of warbler?? 3-31-24

Molting American Goldfinch

Soon to be a very handsome fella! 3-31-24

Muscovy Duck Nest

Crazy Finch Week(Part 3)

Crazy Finch Week(Part 2)

Killdeer Nest with Four Eggs

Bluebird nest.

Crazy Finch Week(Part 1)

Crazy Finch day has turned in Crazy Finch week! Never seen so many finches before.

Home Sweet Home

A pair of Carolina Wrens started building a nest in our mailbox yesterday right outside our front door!


Nesting Carolina Chickadees

This super fluffy Carolina Chickadee is sitting on her six eggs!

New Visitor

I had two these birds visit together ~ raspbeery red. Think they are Purple Finches. 3-26-24

Crazy finch day(Part 3)


Crazy finch day(Part 3)

3/25/2024. Not all the pictures are finches, but I saw at least twelve finches or more today.

Crazy finch day(Part 1)


Kestrel Nest Box in Prime Desert WoodlandLancaster

Picture of Female Kestrel in box opening

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Early morning visitor after the spring snowstorm 3-24-24

Common Feeder Birds.


Dark -Eyed Junco checking out the spring snow! 3-23-24

Blue Jay

Blue Jay foraging in the spring snow. 3-223-24

Plump Robin

My favorite sign of spring ~ a plump Americna Robin! 3-22-24

Mourning Dove

Rainy day visitors, Mourning Doves, White Throated Sparrows, Juncos.

Hairy Woodpecker

St Patrick’s Day visitor 3-17-24


Not sure who this is… Grosbeak?

Pine Siskins

New visitors to the yard. Merlin has also detected a Yellow Rumped Warbler, an Orange Crowned Warbler, and a Fox Sparrow…all rare for this area. I planted Bayberry shrubs and Juniper shrubs hoping to attract Warblers.

First Nest of The Season–Killdeer Nest

I was walking near the trees at a park looking for early Northern Mockingbird nests when I saw a Killdeer not flying away and calling while making the broken wing display. I took a step closer and the Killdeer called very loudly and I saw a Killdeer nest with a single egg. I took a few quick photos and then left as to not disturb her.

birds of a feather

Hi there! It’s been a really long time since I’ve shared any of my birding, so I figured, now is as best a time as ever!

These were taken 2023/end of 2022, they are my best bird shots – bald eagles and chickadees!

I’m so excited to see what 2024 brings us Northern Michiganders, so far, its looking like a great start to the season, as I’m seeing chickadees, sandhills, and a variety of hawks.

WB Nuthatch

Always enjoy the Nuthatches and their antics. 3-12-24

Pileated Woodpecker Box

Hope for woodpeckers nesting in it.

Blue Jay getting string for the nest

Pine Siskin

The Merlin app identified the Pine Siskin ~ new to my yard in the last couple of weeks. The House Fich couple have been checking out the wreath as a potential nesting spot!

Mr. Starling checking out the nest box

Feeder birds


Cardinal ~ Titmouse

Cute Cardinal and wet Tufted Titmouse. First Robin of the season visited the bird bath on Feb 29th!

Wood Ducks out of water

taken 2022

Handsome Hawk

This handsome Cooper’s Hawk has been visiting over the last few days. 2-19-24

chill(y)ing on the fence

porch pirate i mean sparrow

Cardinal on Holly

Male Cardinal on Holly bush 2-10-24

Fun for all

The new de-icer is a huge hit with my feathered friends ~ 2-8-24

Pair of Cardinals

This pair of Cardinals arrived together this morning to forage for seeds. The American Goldfinches often arrive together as well. My House Finches thus far are scarce ~ they are usually around by now looking for nesting spots.

Eurasian Collaed dove babies. One hatched the day before and the second one is trying to get out of the remaining part of the egg shell.

Second eggs still in the hatching process.

Wren ~ fich

Sideways pic of a Carolna Wren and American Goldfinch on thistle. Lots of Goldfinches this year ~ but the House Finches have been scarce so far this year. Usually they are checking out my wreath as a potential nesting spot.

Mr. Starling Looking at The Nestbox

This starling and his mate have been looking at the nestbox for a while. Maybe they will have a nest in there this year.

Chickadee Looking at The Nestbox

This chickadee pair has been looking at the nestbox since last year. Maybe they will nest in it this year.

very cold doves

junco fattening up

Daily visitors

BC Chickadde, Northenr Cardinal, Carolina Wren….daily visitiors 1-30-24

three doves chilling out

Feeder birds.


Feeder birds/other birds.


Birds on suet wreath.


Just Sweet

Just plain cute ~ American Goldfinch I think. 1-22-24

Dark-eyed Juncos

Dark-eyed Juncos enjoying berries and one solo Junco hanging out in the Red Tree Dogwood. Many Juncos!

Cedar waxing snacking on berries

Tufted Titmouse

As soon as I finished cleaning the spa, this Titmouse indulged in some wet fun! 1-8-24

Baby Tufted Titmouse

While walking around in my backyard, I came across this adorable baby Tufted Titmouse. We had a family of them in our yard this year. And this one was on a branch eye level to me. I couldn’t get over the fact of how small and cute this little one was. I had my zoom lens, so I was a distance away when I took the picture. Didn’t want the little one to get scared with me being there. After photographing, it wasn’t long after a parent came by and the little one went to get it’s lunch. Another reason I love nesting season.

Pair of Cardinals

Pair of hungry Northern Cardinals 1-4-24

Robin eggs

Black- Capped Chick & Downy WP

Black-Capped Chickadee and female Downy Woodpecker 1-2-24

Carolina Wren

Cute little Carolina Wren ~ 1-2-24

Carolina Wrens on Seed Bell

I placed my camera outside on a remote shutter and within minutes a pair of Carolina Wrens appeared! The pictures turned out really nice and sharp.

Palm warbler feather????

Baby robins in nest

Tufted titmouse at feeder, black capped chickadee at feeder

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Lots of birds today including this RB Woodpecker and a huge hawk. 12-22-23

Tufted Titmouse

Cute Tufted Titmouse ~ they always look startled! 12-22-23

Red-winged Blackbirds

Was surprised to see two Red-winged Blackbirds in the yard today. 12-21-23

White – breasted Nuthatch

Cute little WB Nuthatch looks frozen in time. 12-20-23

Wet Woody

Very soggy morning in Vermont and a very wet Woody. 12-19-23

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology