Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Some Sun at Last! More Backyard Birds

February 15, 2024 - Backyard bird photography session in late January yielded birds transitioning into breeding plumage and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird!

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Cloudy Afternoon in the Backyard

February 5, 2024 - A backyard photography session with my winter birds: Painted Bunting, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, and Orange-crowned Warbler

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2024 - We'll kick off 2024 with a Ruby-throated Hummingbird image and a video collage from the backyard birdcams

Squirrel on Hummingbird Camera

Hummingbirds and a Squirrel’s Foot!

December 1, 2023 - Videos from a backyard birdcam show at least 2 hummers visiting my feeder and fighting off the bees! Plus a stray squirrel foot...

Painted Bunting

The Snowbirds are Back!

October 15, 2023 - The snowbirds are back! Returning feathered friends enjoy a birdbath in Central Florida

House Finches at Birdcam

Summer Birds at the Birdcam

September 4, 2023 - Birdcam recap from Summer 2023. Mourning Doves, House Finches, Northern Cardinals, and our extra-early Painted Bunting!


Silly Birds in my Backyard

April 21, 2023 - Springtime backyard bird photography in Central Florida. Nesting cardinals, thrashers, a visiting hawk, and a new Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Painted Bunting

Painted Buntings Spring 2023

March 23, 2023 - Hosting Painted Buntings in my backyard each winter is a thrill that never gets old. These colorful birds are a delight to photograph

Red-shouldered Hawk

Sometimes Everybirdy is Skittish

March 11, 2023 - A nearby Red-shouldered Hawk makes everybirdy in the backyard skittish. Orange-crowned Warbler and Ruby-throated Hummingbird nectar anyway

Foggy Morning in the Backyard

March 8, 2023 - A foggy morning was perfect for backyard bird photography! My Ruby-throated Hummingbird nectar on the saliva with the Orange-crowned Warbler

Gray Catbird

Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend!

February 17, 2023 - Today kicks off the Backyard Bird Count. Get out and see how many feathered friends hang out in your own backyard!

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Another Morning of Backyard Birds

February 15, 2023 - A nasty weather morning turned out to be a perfect backyard photography morning, with warblers, hummingbirds, and buntings all posing for my camera

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Windy Afternoon in the Backyard Bird Blind

January 27, 2023 - My feathered friends braved the wind and posed for my camera - Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Pine Warbler, and a very possessive Northern Cardinal!

Hooded Merganser

Around the Backyard

January 20, 2023 - The backyard birds are very active right now - goldfinches, hooded mergansers, butterfly chrysalises, and hummingbird close-ups!

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Winter Backyard Visitors

January 7, 2023 - Winter backyard birding - Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Tufted Titmouse, Pine Warblers, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Close-up Videos of my Mom’s Hummingbirds!

December 29, 2022 - This year Santa brought my mom a video camera for her bird feeder, and the verdict is in: it’s awesome! My dad set up the camera next to the busiest hummingbird feeder, which has been busier than usual with this week’s cold snap. So now my mom gets a notification every time her hummingbirds come […]


Merry Christmas Birdwatching!

December 26, 2022 - Testing a Blink Outdoor camera as a bird camera. It captured bird baths, bird feeder activity, and a few surprise visitors!

Let’s Go Artemis!

November 16, 2022 - This morning’s launch was an exciting step for our return to the moon. The Orlando sky lit up as the rocket climbed through the clouds!

Black-throated Blue Warbler (Male)

Adios Ian!

October 1, 2022 - Aftermath of Ian included two early migrants - Black-throated Blue Warbler and Gray Catbird

American White Pelican

Surprise American White Pelicans

February 6, 2022 - A surprise flock of American White Pelicans visited our neighborhood pond and swam some laps with our resident Double-crested Cormorants


Sunset on 2021

December 29, 2021 - Sunset photos from a new location within walking distance of my house

Black-and-White Warbler

+1 for the Backyard Bird List!

October 30, 2021 - A Black-and-white Warbler was a first-time visitor to our backyard, increasing the cats' life list total to 65 birds!

Red Knot in Breeding Plumage

More Fun Birds from Outback Key!

June 25, 2021 - Great photography on Outback Key - Red Knots, Reddish Egret, drunken Willet, Piping Plover, a tired Western Sandpiper, and Least Terns!

Snowy Plover

Snowy Plover Family

May 22, 2021 - Snowy Plover family at Fort De Soto: Mom, Dad, and two adorable fuzzballs! Tiny plovers are hard to photograph as they dart along the beach

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Migratory Hummingbirds in the Backyard

May 7, 2021 - A Ruby-throated Hummingbird stops at my salvia bushes to nectar before continuing on her migratory travels to her breeding home

Painted Bunting

Say Goodbye to our Painted Buntings

April 25, 2021 - My last photography visit with my wintering Painted Buntings, who stocked up on grass and salvia seeds before heading north on April 15

Eastern Bluebird

Springtime Birding in the Backyard

April 7, 2021 - Springtime birding in the backyard yielded Painted Buntings, Indigo Buntings, Gray Catbirds, and Common Ground Doves in breeding colors

Osprey Nesting-building

Nesting Ospreys in the Neighborhood

April 5, 2021 - A pair of Ospreys eyed a dead palm tree in my neighborhood. Repeating calling and arrangement of palm fronds are early signs of nesting!

Orange-crowned Warbler

Backyard Birds in Late February

March 14, 2021 - Enjoying my winter birds before they leave...Painted Buntings, Gray Catbird, Orange-crowned Warbler, and the cardinals are nesting

Orange-crowned Warbler

Backyard Birding: Early January 2021

February 3, 2021 - A morning of backyard birding yielded a nectar-hungry Orange-crowned Warbler, my favorite Painted Buntings, and first-of-spring Purple Martin

Northern Cardinal Pair

Birding in the Backyard

January 11, 2021 - A morning of backyard birding and photography yielded an Orange-crowned Warbler, a beautiful pair of cardinals, and my Painted Buntings