Saturday, April 27, 2013

Finch & Squirrel on the birdiecam today.

Finch Feeding!

I've done a pretty good job of keeping the feeders away from the squirrels. This one got around my  traps. 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Decided To Film Some Ground Feeding. Finally Got That Towhee!

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

Great Eastern Blue Bird pic and vids today!


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

Eastern Blue Bird

  • Size & Shape

    The 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 Pattern

    Male 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.
  • Behavior

    Eastern 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.
  • Habitat

    Eastern 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.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Birdie Vids & Pics From Yesterday. Enjoy!


Golden & House Finch.

Golden Finch

Cardinal. Looks like he's posing!

Golden Finch. They come through every year about this time and stay for about 2 months.