Category Archives: Backyard Birds

Backyard Babies

Spring is the season for backyard babies, and the Downy Woodpeckers were the first to bring their little one to the feeders. Dad had the early feeding duty… …and later Mom took a turn. The chickadees were the next to … Continue reading

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A Regal Red-head

My Red-headed Woodpecker has returned! He is always a bit timid whenever he makes his first appearance of the season, hanging out on the trees at the edge of the yard so he can assess the scene. Eventually, he makes … Continue reading

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The Blue Jay Ballet

In the midst of this quasi-quarantine brought to us courtesy of Corona, many people are missing their preferred entertainment options…movie theaters remain closed, baseball is still postponed, and restaurants are mostly offering curbside cuisine. But I am blessed that one … Continue reading

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Joined By The Juveniles

After the Grosbeak that starred in my previous post fueled up and flew off, another handsome fellow paid a visit to the backyard… …and this guy brought two juveniles with him, whom we shall call Thing One… …and Thing Two! … Continue reading

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A Rose-breasted Beauty

Every year, towards the end of April, I start scanning the backyard treetops, hoping for a visit from a Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Needless to say, I was thrilled when this fellow dropped in to say hello. En route to the northern … Continue reading

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Holly Berry Bandits

Cedar Waxwings are the bird world’s best bandits! Around the time that my front yard Holly Tree is bursting with berries, these marvelous masked beauties arrive and help themselves to the booty. Since the tree is ginormous, it usually takes … Continue reading

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A Snack Between Showers

Today’s forecast called for steady rain with waves of thunder storms, so when we had a brief break in the wet weather, I filled up the feeders and ventured out with the hopes of taking a few photos. The birds … Continue reading

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