Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Got a large bush next to one of our pecan trees where this family lives. It's about 20 feet from the back porch. We've really enjoyed watching these guys scrounging and caring for the young ones so I had to get some closeups. Mom & dad didn't like it. They sat on a limb nervously protesting me getting so close. After I set the camera up, they immediately investigated by sitting and examining it until they were sure it was safe. Hope you enjoy watching this as much as we did getting it!
Mom (I think) feeding her nestlings.
Looks like mom was a little stingy with the portions!
Dad filling in while mom gets a little break!
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Been trying to get this Towhee filmed for about a month now. Father in law has a male and female that have hung around his house for a few years. They have a beautiful song and we've really enjoyed having them around.
Male & Female Cardinal. We have 3 pairs, maybe four that hang around. Usually get a couple of babies also.
Morning Dove. You should hear them at daylight. Nice sound.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Dad checking out the pad.
Mom checking out the house while dad keeps a close eye out.
Mom deciding on the drapes.
Dad trying to help with decor decisions and mom just leaves him! Guess she didn't like his suggestions.
Dad doing a little home improvement.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Size & ShapeThe Eastern Bluebird is a small thrush with a big, rounded head, large eye, plump body, and alert posture. The wings are long, but the tail and legs are fairly short. The bill is short and straight.
Color PatternMale Eastern Bluebirds are vivid, deep blue above and rusty or brick-red on the throat and breast. Blue in birds always depends on the light, and males often look plain gray-brown from a distance. Females are grayish above with bluish wings and tail, and a subdued orange-brown breast.
BehaviorEastern Bluebirds perch erect on wires, posts, and low branches in open country, scanning the ground for prey. They feed by dropping to the ground onto insects or, in fall and winter, by perching on fruiting trees to gulp down berries. Bluebirds commonly use nest boxes as well as old woodpecker holes.
HabitatEastern Bluebirds live in meadows and openings surrounded by trees that offer suitable nest holes. With the proliferation of nest boxes and bluebird trails, bluebirds are now a common sight along roads, field edges, golf courses, and other open areas.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Gotta catch this one right at the beginning!
House Finch Chirping! Love these sounds.
Carolina Chickadee cracking sunflower shell. Gets chased off by Finch! Enjoy!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
This common, large songbird is familiar to many people, with its perky crest; blue, white, and black plumage; and noisy calls. Blue Jays are known for their intelligence and complex social systems with tight family bonds. Their fondness for acorns is credited with helping spread oak trees after the last glacial period.
A little gray bird with an echoing voice, the Tufted Titmouse is common in eastern deciduous forests and a frequent visitor to feeders. The large black eyes, small, round bill, and brushy crest gives these birds a quiet but eager expression that matches the way they flit through canopies, hang from twig-ends, and drop in to bird feeders. When a titmouse finds a large seed, you’ll see it carry the prize to a perch and crack it with sharp whacks of its stout bill.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The House Finch is a recent introduction from western into eastern North America (and Hawaii), but it has received a warmer reception than other arrivals like the European Starling and House Sparrow. That’s partly due to the cheerful red head and breast of males, and to the bird’s long, twittering song, which can now be heard in most of the neighborhoods of the continent. If you haven’t seen one recently, chances are you can find one at the next bird feeder you come across.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
A bird almost universally considered “cute” thanks to its oversized round head, tiny body, and curiosity about everything, including humans. The chickadee’s black cap and bib; white cheeks; gray back, wings, and tail; and whitish underside with buffy sides are distinctive. Its habit of investigating people and everything else in its home territory, and quickness to discover bird feeders, make it one of the first birds most people learn.