Backyard birding after Hurricane Irma
Backyard birding update along with a beautiful rainbow photo
I started to notice something funny in my backyard…all the birds like to pose on finials!
Fun photos of visitors at our backyard bird feeders – Painted Buntings galore :)
Mourning doves are the backyard birding clownarounds – they always make me laugh with their antics!
Backyard birding is best in early April – Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, warblers, Painted Buntings, a juvenile dove (already!), and a hilarious Brown Thrasher photobomb!
Goldy and I participated in last weekend’s Great Backyard Bird Count. Our yard yielded Painted Buntings, American Robins, and Goldy’s finches
We were very fortunate that Hurricane Matthew stayed offshore. We got 4 inches of rain and a long, boring day of wind. The cats thought it was great because we brought all the patio furniture inside, giving them ample new places to hide. Gosh they look small out on the empty porch… The doves didn’t understand […]
Summertime birds have been more active than usual this summer. Lots of birds coming in to feast at the feeders!
So many colorful birds are visiting the feeders and birdbath these days! I love springtime!
When the weather is gross, it’s time for backyard birding. Goldfinches and Hooded Mergansers and a head shot of a Mourning Dove!
Photos from my first afternoon in my new backyard bird blind. The House Finches, Doves, and Painted Buntings were cooperative!
Our neighborhood Yellow-throated Warbler is back! We call him Bow Tie because his black and white colors remind me of a tuxedo, and his bright yellow tummy is his bow tie. We’ve seen him for the past couple of winters. He’s one of my regular suet customers, although my first shot of him this year […]
I felt badly for the poor Mourning Doves this afternoon. It rained and rained, and the poor birds just stood there. They didn’t even try to find a dry spot.
This is a special guest post by our cat Goldilocks. We call Goldy our resident ornithologist. She spends most of her days at our windows, watching outside to see the birds there. When she was younger, a call of “bird bird bird!” from anywhere in the house would bring her running. Now she is training […]
The Mourning Doves love this time of year. Very few other birds compete with them to access the birdseed in my feeders! My backyard flower beds are full of tall Mexican sunflowers in bloom right now. You can see some of them in the background of this picture:
It was well past sunset a few nights ago when Rich and I came across this little family of Mourning Doves down the street. The parents were feeding their baby, who looked like a recent fledgling. The baby was fun to watch as he flapped his wings and stuck his beak up Mom’s throat. After […]
An incredibly tame dove found the extra birdseed under my seed cake feeder tonight. I wonder if she’s the baby dove that we saw a few weeks ago in a nest at Ian’s house? I know Mourning Doves are common, but this bird intrigued me. She let me crouch down and use my 70-200mm lens […]
We came across two Mourning Doves on our walk tonight. One was bigger, seemed wary of us, and flew off as we approached (“look out below!!”) The other was smaller, and he sat watching as I squatted down to take his picture. I wonder if he’s a relatively young dove. He wasn’t bothered by our […]
Ian introduced us to our newest neighbor tonight. The Mourning Dove nest at Kathy and Sean’s has hatched and there is a small baby on the nest. Rich and I wonder how the mother manages to come and go from the nest to bring it food, without knocking the poor little guy out of the […]