Backyard Birding Category
Backyard Birding: Prairie Warbler
Posted on October 2, 2014 1 Comment
I had a sweet Prairie Warbler in the yard yesterday who interacted with me quite playfully. He even hovered in front of me for a second, checking out my camera. He was too close for my long lens at that moment, but I still appreciated the gesture. 😉 You can click on the images to […]
A Morning Surprise: Village Weaver!
Posted on September 27, 2014 Leave a Comment
I had plans to go birding this morning but I woke up too late. As I was puttering around the kitchen, making coffee, I was complaining to myself about sleeping in. I decided to put a positive spin on my attitude and said to myself “you know what, you were meant to stay here because […]
Backyard Birding: September
Posted on September 23, 2014 Leave a Comment
This past weekend I headed out to Tall Cypress to see what fall migrants I could find. Saw a couple of Baltimore Orioles and a Worm-eating Warbler, but that was about it. My own backyard was buzzing when I got home though. I had a Cliff Swallow in a flock of Barn Swallows that flew […]
Just another day on the lake…
Posted on February 19, 2014 Leave a Comment
With me and the Great Blue Heron in a battle of wits!
White-winged Doves at Feeder
Posted on February 14, 2014 Leave a Comment
Are you all participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend? I did my count today, bird watching from my patio, under a blanket because it was cold down here in South Florida! I watched for 70 minutes and saw 20 species for a total of 64 individual birds. I counted 10 muscovy ducklings […]
Posted on December 1, 2013 Leave a Comment
Snapped in my backyard. What a showoff! Click on the image to see a larger version.
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Female
Posted on November 22, 2013 1 Comment
She suddenly showed up for a split second while I was shooting the blue jay pics. I got one shot off and this was it!
My Little Family of Blue Jays
Posted on November 21, 2013 2 Comments
I have a family of five blue jays. I had a pair that had four babies that fledged in my garden last spring. They would bring them everyday from the nest to my fenced-in side garden, which is also canopied by a sky vine draped over a strawberry guava tree. It offered protection as they […]
Posted on November 4, 2013 4 Comments
Sunrise with Mottled Ducks and a Common Grackle.
Red-bellied Woodpecker at Feeder
Posted on November 3, 2013 Leave a Comment
A red-bellied woodpecker enjoys a peanut butter suet cake at a feeder in my yard.