Black Vulture Feasts on a Turtle

This video from my YouTube channel shows a black vulture feasting on a turtle.

Enjoying the Drizzle

Gray Catbird nest with interesting material

I found this Gray Catbird nest outside the window of the house we were staying in at Acadia National Park. It had strips of cellophane paper woven into it that said “REMOVE”, which I found charming.

Downy Woodpecker feeds nestling in a tree cavity

While birding along the C&O Canal in Maryland, I heard begging noises just behind me, and turned to see a Downy Woodpecker feeding nestlings in a tree cavity a few feet away.

Blue-gray Gnatcatchers mob a Barred Owl

A pair of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers mob a Barred Owl that is perched too close to the nest.

Baltimore Oriole feeds nestlings in nest

Wandering down the street near my brother’s weekend house in Lancaster, PA, I found this beautiful Baltimore Oriole’s nest and the adults feeding the nestlings. This is the first Oriole I have ever encountered and I was stunned by how beautiful it is.

Carolina Wren feeding Brown-headed Cowbird fledgling

A hungry Brown-headed Cowbird fledgling begs for food from Carolina Wren in my backyard.

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.

Young House Finch Bathing

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

House Sparrows Enjoying a Bath

Downy Woodpecker at Feeder

Taken at August 21, 2022 at Bird Feeder

House Sparrows on a Snowy Day

Recorded on January 4, 2022, at the bird feeder

Gray Catbirds – 2022

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

House Finch Pair Eating

A Pair of House Finches eating black-oil sunflower seed on April 2

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.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology