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!


SpaceX launch!

May 30, 2020 - The clouds cleared and gave us a great view of the SpaceX launch this afternoon. It's so great to see Americans flying from the Space Coast once more!

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!

Stars and Beaks Forever

Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2017 - It’s our country’s birthday!  To celebrate, Goldy (our resident feline ornithologist) is issuing a challenge to our blog readers.  She wants you to get out and find as many red, white, and blue bird-birds as you can!  Some suggestions: Red: Northern Cardinal, Summer Tanager White: White Ibis, Snowy Egret, Great Egret, juvenile Little Blue Heron, […]

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! […]