Beyond the BackyardCallaway Gardens

Winter Birding at Callaway Gardens

We went to Callaway Gardens to see the Fantasy in Lights display, but during the day, we had a great time walking around the gardens. There are so many birds at Callaway!

Orchard Oriole

Orchard Oriole

Junco

Junco

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet (you can see the ruby crown!!)

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet (you can see the ruby crown!!)

White-Throated Sparrow

White-Throated Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

White-Breasted Nuthatch

White-Breasted Nuthatch

Yellow-Rumped Warbler (Female)

Yellow-Rumped Warbler (Female)

Yellow-Rumped Warbler (Male)

Yellow-Rumped Warbler (Male)

House Finch

House Finch

The Callaway Birds of Prey show is fun. They pick three of about ten of their birds to display during each show, and they let the birds fly (sometimes right over the spectators’ heads!). It’s interesting to hear about the different birds.

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Hawk

Hawk

Eagle

Eagle

Eagle

Eagle

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Harris Hawk

Harris Hawk

The chapel looked pretty surrounded in the fall colored leaves.

Chapel (Fall Colors)

Chapel (Fall Colors)

We were surprised to stick see colored leaves on the trees. Being Floridians, it doesn’t take much color on trees to get us excited!

Woods

Woods

Twin Trees

Twin Trees

Leaves

Leaves

They had also decorated the Sibley Horticultural Center for Christmas. Some of the garden-inspired decorations were very clever.

Poinsettias

Poinsettias

Train

Train

Poinsettia Tree

Poinsettia Tree

Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box

Red Chrysanthemums

Red Chrysanthemums