Archive for the ‘Perching Birds’ Category

Bluebirds in Winter

I always wonder what the Bluebirds in our area do after the nesting season ends.  In the summer, I hear them around in a nearby tree while Im walking the dogs or while I’m working in the garden, however, I usually don’t see them in the yard.  When fall comes, they seem to come around […]

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Just sit and watch!

Over the last couple of days I had 30 minutes here and there where I was able to just sit down and watch the birds in my backyard.  It’s amazing that what you can see if you just listen and watch!!  In the last two days, I saw a Yellow Warbler in our Dogwood, a […]

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Checking out the Accommodations

Bluebirds are back and looking for nest boxes to build their nests.  Its been a couple of years since I had a pair make one of my bluebird houses home.  The lack of a Bluebird nest could be caused by the House Sparrows that compete for the same space – despite my efforts to clear […]

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Peek a Boo

The Bluebird pair that visit my feeder frequently stopped by for a mealworm dinner at the end of the day today.  I love the way the male stands guard while the female helps herself to the mealworms first.  Bluebirds are tolerant of humans and the female poked her head out of the feeder and posed […]

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Birding with pictures!

This Christmas I was blessed to receive a new camera.  No more iPhone pictures!!  Birding with a good camera allows me to identify birds easily.  A good photo allows time to study their characteristics or the ability to magnify for easier identification.  The photos attached are taken with my new Canon Powershot and are the […]

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It’s a party!

It was about 6:30 pm when I looked out and saw a number of birds on the southeast corner bird house in my yard.  They looked like they could be Bluebirds so I quickly grabbed my binoculars and took a look.  Yep, they were bluebirds!!  Not just one or two, but, four!  They were all […]

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Finches are a favorite

If you listen carefully you may hear American Goldfinch fledglings calling for food.  They have been very noisy lately and very entertaining!  While I was working in my garden today, this little guy never stopped calling for food by flapping his wings and tweeting to his parents.  I was able to get close enough for […]

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Rock, Paper, Scissors

Over the past few weeks I have noticed that there is somewhat of a pecking order with species of birds at my bird feeders.  I have watched how the Northern Mockingbirds, Eastern Bluebirds, House Sparrows, Red-wing Blackbirds, American Goldfinches interact.  Just like scissors beats paper, and rock beats scissors, I’ve seen the mockingbird cause the […]

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Hurt Foot

While watching the birds on our feeders one morning in early April, we noticed a Chipping Sparrow on the finch feeder with one foot hanging. It was difficult for him to keep his balance and he had to flap his wings while he reach for the small hole to get the seeds. I was able […]

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Birding on Vacation

I am so excited, I saw my first Bald Eagle live today.  We are on vacation in Florida where the population of eagles is probably one of the highest in the US.  We were traveling along Rt 75 when I saw the eagle sitting in a tree just off the road.  Granted, I didn’t get […]

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