Northern Cardinal - Papa and Baby

Backyard Birding

August 27, 2020 - A few hours of backyard birding in mid-August yielded baby cardinals, doves, and a lifer Rock Dove for our feline ornithologists!

Northern Cardinal feeding Baby at Nest

Cardinal Nest

June 3, 2019 - Shoving furniture aside to photograph a cardinal nest is a perfectly normal activity for this nature photographer! ;-)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Migrant

The Last of the Backyard Migrants

May 23, 2019 - One morning in late April, I spent a couple of hours in the backyard with my camera, hoping to see our first-of-spring baby Cardinal and maybe a few migrants. It was a cool morning and pleasant to hear the calls of “my” birds as they woke up. We’ve been seeing the occasional Eastern Bluebird, although […]

Gray Catbird at American Beautyberry

Welcome Fall Birds!

October 22, 2017 - Our fall birds are returning to the backyard. Gray Catbirds, Palm Warblers, and Painted Buntings are here to stay. The American Redstarts are just passing through!

Great-crested Flycatcher

Great-crested Flycatcher

May 30, 2017 - Just a quick post this morning…I’m still going through photos from a very productive long weekend! On Friday I went over to my parents’ house.  We heard the call of a Great-crested Flycatcher from a neighbor’s tree, so  I grabbed my camera and went to investigate.  He was sitting out in the open, perched nicely […]

House Finch

Can You Tell?

May 11, 2017 - Rich cracked me up so hard and I just have to share the joke.  Recently I finished editing this image and I took the laptop to him, asking “Can you tell?” His response was priceless. “I don’t know if there was a branch, and I don’t know if there was a bird!” Such are the […]

American Goldfinch

Happiness is…

April 3, 2017 - Happiness is… …watching the American Goldfinches turn yellow and play in your flowers :) … seeing the female Indigo Bunting from last weekend – she stuck around! … finally snapping a picture of the elusive Prairie Warbler who has been mocking you for the past three mornings, and as a bonus, getting to hear him sing! […]

American Goldfinch

Springtime Morning of Backyard Birding

March 21, 2017 - Recently I spent a weekend morning in my backyard – rather unusual for me, since mornings are usually when I venture beyond the backyard.  It was fun to see my yard in morning light.  This is the time of year that I love backyard birding the best.  Flowers are blooming, the air is fresh and […]