Category Archives: Backyard Birds

Scrub and Grub

This Blue Jay stopped in to sit and soak in the fountain. After his scrub (which left him drenched, drippy, and looking dirtier than when he started) he flew up to the deck rail to grab some grub. Then, with his feathers … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Jay

Happy Mother’s Jay! Okay…so…I could make up a story about how Blue Jays are my Mom’s favorite birds, but they’re not…nor do I think this particular Blue Jay is a mother…honestly, this picture has nothing to do with Mother’s Day, … Continue reading

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Fight or Flight

This Gray Catbird has been making an appearance lately, but he certainly hasn’t been relaxed!  Every time I’ve seen him so far he’s been in that “fight or flight” stance, which I’m pretty sure we can blame on the resident … Continue reading

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A Pileated Pop In

This Pileated Woodpecker popped in this morning.  He was on the ground in the backyard, pecking at a rotted tree stump, hoping to find some bugs for breakfast. He (you can tell it’s a male by the Cherry Koolaid mustache) is yet … Continue reading

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Raindrops Are Falling On The Reds

What does any (in)sane person do when the temperature drops 30 degrees and a misty drizzle is dripping from the skies?  Why fill the feeders and head out with the camera, of course! Now, I should clarify that this wasn’t what … Continue reading

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Let’s Call Him “Rowdy”

Each spring, I have a tendency to name the first baby bird of the season, and this year is no exception. The baby Mockingbird that has been hanging out in the front yard Cypress is now flitting about from tree … Continue reading

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Woodpecker Warfare

My backyard has become a battlefield! The Mockingbirds are attacking the Crows; the Blue Jays are harassing one another; and the Robins are constantly perched in fighter pilot poses, ready to strike down any invader who happens to enter their … Continue reading

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