Great egret fishing at a pond
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.
Brown Pelican Preens and Yawns
I caught a video of a brown pelican preening and yawning. Every single time I began recording, this pelican would turn away, which I found quite funny.
Rufous Hummingbird on a rainy day
CALIFORNIA SCRUB JAY
CALIFORNIA SCRUB JAY ON RAINY DAY
Immature female Pine Warbler
Immature female Pine Warbler eating a seed block just inches from the window.
A male and a female Junco are coming!
Adaptive reuse by wren
Recently hatched chipping sparrow
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
Common Grackle Feeding Frenzy
Reddish Egret looking for fish in Winter
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.
Beautiful Reddish Egret by Bolsa Chica/ Huntington Beach Marsh on a warm sunny afternoon busy catching lots of fish.
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!
The chickadees have been coming every day since December 19. They have come to almost all my feeders. They are such cute birds.
Breeding birds of Boulder
Various capture of young birds with parents from the past summer.
Canada Goose on Nest
Dark Eyed Junco – Nest and Fledglings
A pair of juncos in my backyard with a nest and they had 2 broods of chicks. This is a photo of one of the parents getting food for the chicks.
shore bird in winter
taken on beach in eastern ma.
Various birds around my feeders and local park
Ready to flee the nestbox
Female cardinal on her eggs(The brood that didn’t hatch)
The cardinals had 3 eggs in the first brood(in June 2022), & they didn’t hatch(they only had one brood)Hoping that they would nest in 2023!
Happy to see the return of this handsome Woodpecker this morning.
Carolina Chickadees, Palm Warbler, Chipping Sparrows, Mourning Doves.
So many birds at my new woodpecker log feeder, tube feeder, platform feeder, and seed block feeder.
Downy & Sparrow
Sparrow? with very thick white stripe on wing. Small female Downy Woodpecker. 12-19-22
Leucistic Eurasian Collared Dove
Eurasian collared dove, but one that we have had for a few years is white and pale gray. Much lighter than all the others.
Red-bellied Woodpecker…think it’s a female. 12-17-22
Northern Cardinal after the storm…12-17-22
I’m not sure if kinglets visit feeders, but this one eats suet!
The Cardinals visit sometimes, the Chipping Sparrows visit in flocks of about 50 every day, the Yellow-rumped WArbler visits multiple time a day to eat suet, and The Peep visits every day.
Mourning Dove on a snowy day. 12-17-22. The hawk was back again this morning just before daylight perched in the maple tree.
Here is a Blue Bird Dad feeding his baby. It seems he is not feeding him enough worms because is he always hungry.
Red-bellied woodpecker, Carolina Chickadee, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, DownyWoodpecker & White-Brested Nuthatch.
I have been looking for the house finches. As soon as this one appeared…so did the hawk! I’m sure the hawk was eyeing this pretty boy for a meal. I missed the shot! Looks like the hot tub is a hit.
My husband and I purchased and put up this Screech Owl box in our yard, and in a few days, I noticed this Eastern Screech Owl peering out of it. I am hoping it decides to nest here once it finds a mate
This Eastern Screech Owl graced my yard and owl box with its presence for a couple of weeks. I am hoping it will be back when it’s time to nest. Fingers crossed!
Decided to try a de-icer this winter. So far everyone seems to like it.
These wrens checked out our huts for them! One sleeps in the hut every night. All of these photos were taken using motion activated Blink Mini cameras.
Beautiful Red-Tailed Hawk
Birds enjoying the suet.
The chickadees,Titmice & Nuthatches love the suet.
Blue Birds and Hummingbirds
Just another view of the hawk.
Warbling White Eye
Warbling White Eye
Hawk ~ caught a bird. You can see the feathers in his talon in the first pic I posted. 12=9-22
Rufous Hummingbird -Modjeska Canyon-California
Beautiful Hummingbird in Flight
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.
Black Chin Hummingbird
Black Chin Hummingbird on a Summer afternoon enjoying the sweet natures nectar in Chino Hills, California.
Black-capped chickadee ~ cute curious cheery daily visitor. 12-6-22
Red Crown Parrot
Red Crown Parrot by our Swimming Pool during Summer Time ( Southern California )
Family of Woodpeckers on a beautiful sunny day in Southern California, USA.
BLACK CHIN HUMMINGBIRD
While on vacation with my family I was at my grandmother’s house sitting in the grass watching all the different birds going to and from the feeder. When this adorable juvenile Dark-eyed Junco appeared in the grass in front of me. This was the first time I’ve seen a younger Junco.
Wren on November 25 2022.
White breasted nuthatch hanging alone ~ checking things out. 12-2-22.
Red-tailed hawk’s first day off the nest
This Red-tailed hawk chick just fledged from its nest on a light tower at Coronation Park in downtown Toronto. It doesn’t know how to fly or manage human structures like the baseball fence from which it hung for over a half hour as it tried to wrap its head around what to do! See all 3 photos for the full story.
House Wren pokes head out of nest
This adult house wren pokes its head out of its nest to see if the coast is clear to carry on with its parental duties. It made countless repeat trips to the nest with its mouth full of insects and made my first visit to Sapsucker Woods unforgettable.
I drove to Ithaca, NY from Toronto this summer to visit Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology (yes, I’m that much of a bird nerd!) and fell in love with the lab’s 220-acre Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary.
Pigeon nest among bird deterrent spikes
This pigeon has built its nest among the spikes intended to deter it. I only had a moment to snap this one shot (hence the lousy resolution) because my bus was about to leave the station. I’ve seen this nest be active for 2 years now and I look for it every time I’m at this station.
What I love about this is how the pigeons have prevailed in spite of human intervention; their ability to adapt to even the most challenging conditions and their powerful urge to nest trumping all and any obstacles.
Immature White-crowned Sparrow
Immature White-crowned Sparrow
Female Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Mourning Doves, The Peep, Eastern Phoebe
Today was a great day for birding! We saw a new lifer: Brown Creeper. We also saw a Brown-headed Nuthatch, a female Yellow-rumped Warbler, a Pine Warbler, and more! Also, yesterday I saw 5 Purple Finches in a tree! (New lifer!)
CANADIAN GEES MIGRATION-OCTOBER 2022
CANADIAN GEESE MIGRATION
COOPERS HAWK AFTER THE MEAL
Amazingly Beautiful Bird of Prey
Humming Bird In Our Backyard
For a lovely week in July, this baby Baltimore Oriole and the adult male absolutely delighted me with their presence!
Eastern Bluebird Nesting
At first seeing this bird I was Ooo it’s a Summer Tanager. But with some more research I discovered this is a non breeding male Scarlet Tanager! A couple years back I was able to see the bright red one in the yard, this year a yellow one appeared!
Saturday must have been bath day …lots of bird bath activity 11-26-22.
New visitor today ~ believe this a Carolina Wren 11-29-22
Pair of Mourning Doves hanging out in the Maple tree early this AM ~11-29-22.
Bird Bath Time
So many birds bathing today ~ sparrows, titmice. At one point I had five American Goldfinches in the fly thru feeder!
Old Eastern Meadowlark Nest
We saw about 20 used nests
Migrating Ducks (Part 2)
A new lifer! Common Goldeneye and Canvasbacks!
Migratory Ducks (part 1)
So many migrating ducks!
Early moring visitor ~11-18-22.
We’ve only been in this house for a few years now but last year fall through winter, we got flocks of Grackles in the thousands. Later on in winter we get some Blackbirds too, but right now we only have the Grackles. I took a video and the photo in this submission is a screenshot from that video. Overall there was somewhere around 7,000 birds, it was so loud. Grackles never stop calling and with all of the Oak trees we have, acorns were falling like rain. I wonder if this will be the biggest flock this year, or if we’ll get an even larger one…
Chipping Sparrows, Northern Cardinal, Cooper’s Hawk, The Peep, House Sparrow and Mourning Doves.
There are now about 30 Chipping Sparrows!