Violet-green Swallow Young
Swallows at nest box.
Swallows at nest box.
A violet-green swallow with a feather for its nest.
A young Ruby-Throat hummingbird relaxes, preening itself and stretching while perched on a branch, taken in July 2018.
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.
dark-eyed junco at our feeder!
I need ID for these migrant warblers
We had four nesting pairs in 2019 starting in April ending in August. 5 eggs laid during first brood
0 eggs 2nd time. She abandoned fully made nest. 4 eggs 3rd brood. 4 eggs 4th brood. 2 eggs hatched only one fledged.
adult wrens nesting? or maybe roosting?
On the beach this summer we watched a flock of Black skimmers were nesting and feeding there young. It was amazing to watch.
This box had been used by eastern bluebirds in the breeding season 2019. At the end of September it was cleaned, taken down for repairs and remounted in late October. Several days later this big nest was found inside. Can someone suggest what species would have built this nest so late in the fall? House sparrows perhaps?
Design includes white + black wire, white plastic ties, a rip-cord from what might have been a bag of seed… plus the usual – twigs. Maker unknown!
A Bluebird nest at my cabin at work. They hatched and flew off on July 4th. I have seen them, perched together on the fence rails and trail signs.
A persistent Carolina Wren made her nest in my golf cart at work. She had five little eggs that eventually hatched and all flew away.
This nest was created by a very persistent Carolina Wren mama who built her nest in a golf cart I drive at work.
All five of the eggs hatched and the little birds flew away. The mama Wren has come back to check out her nest.
This Red-tailed never got the fish, I have other photos of this.
Do you know what these Tree Swallows are doing?
Leucistic Eurasian Collared-Dove feeding at salt block.
Nest about 100 yards from water.
We had a House Wren nest in our garage, there were a lot of fledglings.
Black-Chinned Hummingbird mother nested outside the window of my house on a wire.
New Nestbox was used within a week after installed. A pair of very small (young) bluebirds then successfully raised a new family of 4 new bluebirds.
A lucky catch of two (I think),Red-tails”playing”,and calling out,In which is very rare to heard and seen by people. Or,they could be a type of eagle common to the area. Either way,Enjoy!
Eastern Bluebird Fledglings
Eastern Bluebirds Mom and Dad eating live meal worms
Just happened to look out the back window and see this guy resting by the pool. What a great moment!
Red-eyed Vireo on nest in Red Pine
First sited these eggs on 7.11.19. 7.22.19 very nasty storm came through. We had a lot of damage in our town but nothing too bad at our house. We duct taped hanging basket earlier in the day but were not home when storm came through. When we came home basket was still there, nest and eggs intact. Noticed Mama Bird next morning, but haven’t seen Papa Bird. This morning haven’t seen Mama Bird either. Could these eggs take that long to hatch?
Chicks of Little Grebe are photographed in pond at Rajshahi University campus.
Our screech owl buddies only had three young this year, most common is five. Less work for mom and dad this year.
This Carolina wren left, the parent is feeding the latest brood in the house and the two top and bottom are young from the first brood and still begging mom and dad.
Update on the Junco nest in our hanging basket. All five eggs have hatched.
While checking these two Eastern Bluebird nesting boxes, saw these two nests. One naturalist said they were wren nests, but based on other sources, they appear to be mice nests! Need to know which way they are!
Loggerhead Shrike fledgling snatches a beetle. This fledgling is now hunting all on it’s own!
Monmouth County, NJ. Found the makings of a nest starting in one of my portculaca hanging baskets, then 7 days later 3 white speckled eggs. Believe it is for a House Finch. Though not sure. Waiting patiently for arrival of babies.
For a few days the phoebe nestlings were poking their heads up. This nesting attempt started with 5 eggs. But I could only see three nestlings the entire time. The nest placement is in my shed and on top of the ceiling light fixture, so the nestlings were difficult to see.
I decided to take this photo to confirm the number of nestlings. As you can see, there are only three nestling visible, there may have been one or two more looking out the back of the nest. I’m not sure. But I will never know. That same day, three hours or so after I took this photo, the nest was empty.
Eastern Bluebird babies at 8 days old. This is the third brood of Eastern Bluebirds born in this next box this year. This clutch came from different parents than the first two broods.
This was the second visit by a Barred Owl to this nest box while it was inhabited by a nesting Eastern Bluerbird.
adult male cardinal feeding baby!
Violet-green Swallow baby within hours of fledging.
We hung up these baskets about three weeks ago. I’m glad we could provide some habitat right next to an active construction site.
Violet-green Swallow baby being fed at nest box entrance. They should fledge in the next day or 2. I will miss them!
Three babies finally there, and their mama just before.
This Mama is busy flying back and forth feeding her three babies who are nesting on my porch light. She always pauses on this decorative hanging before heading into the nest.
Napa-Solano Audubon Society coordinates nestbox monitoring volunteers. One volunteer, Terry England, captured this beautiful picture while out on a walk. Newell Preserve contains hundreds of acres, including dense oak woodlands, abandoned farm buildings, and fallow fields.
House Wren young being fed one day before fledging. These photos are from two feeding sessions: the photo in which the adult approaches the box is from the previous feeding – on this same day. Photos taken on July 4, 2019 – all presumed fledged July 5, 2019, leaving an empty, clean nest.
Loggerhead Shrike fledglings will pick up inanimate objects and walk or fly around with them order to mimic adult hunting behavior!
Mourning Dove babies in the nest with mommy dove nearby. The nest is in a palm tree in our backyard.
Male House Finch Feeding Leucistic Female at the Nest
Scrub-jays figured out how to get the eggs in my old eavebox design so I built a new one that is jay-proof and so far it works. Can’t wait till the finches eggs hatch.
The nest was created on a birch tree branch
5 Eastern Bluebird nestlings. The photo was taken on June 24th, 2019
photos of bird nest with bird remains nest is two and a half to three inches in diameter
Are these baby cowbirds or Song Sparrow young?
Do you know which eggs are cowbird eggs and song sparrow egg?
A little hard to count, but it appears all 7 eggs hatched. Adult was scolding from the nearby tree line.
So lucky we had the Summer Tanagers nest in a tree where we were able to be able to see from the ground.
Bluebird pair raised 4 chicks in April-March 2019.
Now June 19 bluebird female laid 4 eggs in same nestbox.
I monitor nest boxes at Bucktoe Creek Preserve for the Delaware Nature Education Society. During my monitoring I sometimes take photos. When I opened this nest box the mom was sitting on her eggs and just stared at me. I was pretty surprised as the birds typically leave the nest during a check, but this one wasn’t budging. Anyway, I got a really great shot.
Found a nest on low shrub
Somehow, a tree swallow was able to assume the house wren nest that was built and safely laid her eggs.
After a tree swallow had built a nest, a house wren laid her eggs in the nest.
One tree swallow already hatched and one has its shell cracking.
On my monitoring trips, I have found things don’t always go as planned. I have found birds will assume another bird’s nesting spot from building over the existing nest to just lay the eggs in an existing nest of another bird.