Category Archives: Backyard Birds

A Second Batch of Babies

My backyard has been bombarded by a second batch of babies. Some of these youngsters have been granted the privilege of venturing forth on their own – like this Red-bellied Woodpecker, this Red-headed Woodpecker, and this juvenile Blue Jay. Others … Continue reading

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Pretty Petal Pickers

I spent time with the prettiest petal pickers the other day! My front yard was filled with busy Goldfinches visiting the flowers, relieving them of their petals in search of seeds. There were finches on the Black-eyed Susans… … finches … Continue reading

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Delightful Daredevils

White-breasted Nuthatches are always delightful backyard visitors. Though mine tend to be drippy drinkers… …these well dressed daredevils are highly entertaining to watch. This guy seemed to be giving me his best Batman impersonation! Friendly and fairly fearless are accurate … Continue reading

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3-D Bluebird Babies!

My backyard is swarming with Bluebird babies lately – little ones who are demanding, dangerous, yet oh so delightful! One of the easiest ways to spot a youngster is to watch for the one whose mouth is wide open and … Continue reading

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Excellence or Evidence

The first bluebird baby of the season ventured to the feeders today. Up until this point, Mom and Dad had been busy loading up on mealworms and flying off to the nesting box to deliver the food – a sort … Continue reading

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Power Outage Pictures

A brief but boisterous storm swept through the area this past weekend, leaving flash flooding, downed trees and a power outage in its wake…which seemed like a perfect picture taking time to me! As soon as the rain subsided, I … Continue reading

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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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