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! Read more

Northern Cardinal

Silly Birds in my Backyard

April 21, 2023 - Northern Cardinal I think the cardinals are nesting next door.... Northern Cardinal Papa C likes to fly straight at the camera!... Read more

Northern Cardinal

Winter Backyard Visitors

January 7, 2023 - Northern Cardinal A couple of days before my backyard photo session, I noticed this small hawk sitting in the backyard.... Read more


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! Read more


From the Birdcam: Visitors to the Birdbath

January 3, 2021 - Here's the total listing of species captured with the birdcam: American Goldfinch, Blue Jay, Brown Thrasher, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Ground Dove, Cooper's Hawk, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Phoebe, Gray Catbird, House Finch, Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Orange-Crowned Warbler, Painted Bunting, Palm Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler The…... Read more

Northern Cardinal

Backyard Birding

August 27, 2020 - Northern Cardinal - Papa and Baby The cardinals aren't the only ones raising a family in our backyard.... Read more

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 […] Read more

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Summer Backyard Birding

August 17, 2017 - ...Summer backyard birding is fun with a visiting Ruby-throated Hummingbird and growing baby Northern Cardinals and House Finches Read more

Northern Cardinal

Birds on Bird Finials

May 5, 2017 - Red-winged Blackbird on Finial Male Painted Bunting next to Finial Greenie Painted Bunting Next to Finial Northern Cardinal on Finial Mourning Dove next to Finial American Goldfinches on Finial Hehe, yep!... Read more

Northern Cardinal

Backyard Bird Feeder Fun

April 30, 2017 - Northern Cardinal The cardinals aren't picky.... House Finch Northern Cardinal Male Painted Bunting Painted Bunting Greenie It's fun to watch the birds start to pair up in the springtime.... Read more

Northern Cardinal

Happiness is…

April 3, 2017 - watching the cardinals take a bath in the birdbath that you cleaned for them yesterday (it's always nice when they appreciate your efforts!) Northern Cardinal in Birdbath ...... Read more

Northern Cardinal

Backyard Birding Bonanza

March 28, 2017 - showed off her fresh spring colors on a pretty perch (not one of mine, but still pretty!) Northern Cardinal (Female) The Painted Buntings love my birdbath, and I love watching them splash around.... Read more

House Wren Steals a Worm (Don't tell the mockingbird!)

Welcome Back, Winter Birds!

October 9, 2016 - Other birds that I heard this morning included our neighborhood Northern Cardinals, a Red-bellied Woodpecker who seems to have taken up his winter residence nearby (I guess our trees are getting big enough to be enticing to woodpeckers!), a pair of Sandhill Cranes, and an unidentified Swallow flying overhead.... Read more

Busy Birdbath

Colorful Backyard Fun

April 20, 2016 - ...So many colorful birds are visiting the feeders and birdbath these days! I love springtime! Read more

Northern Cardinal

Backyard Birding from my Blind

February 21, 2016 - Northern Cardinal (Female) It's been ages since I've been out birding, and it was a treat just to sit and listen to the calls of my feathered friends.... Read more

Fledgling Cardinal

Tiny Cardinal Fledgling

July 22, 2015 - ...I found a tiny cardinal fledgling in our backyard in one of my bushes. He let me take a video of him as he fussed for food! Read more

Baby Cardinal

Say Hello to This Year’s Baby Cardinal!

June 29, 2014 -  We have some Mourning Doves, a couple of Northern Mockingbirds, a few House Finches, occasionally a pair of Common Ground Doves, and our sweet pair of Northern Cardinals.... Read more

American White Pelican

Finally! Nice Weather for a Walk at Circle B

January 12, 2014 - ...As you will read in upcoming blog posts, the weather wasn’t so great over my Christmas vacation.  So when the forecast called for sun today, I headed for a nice walk at the Circle B Bar Reserve.  I wasn’t the only one, either!  There were tons of people there.  I took the Alligator Alley trail […] Read more

American Goldfinches Fight for the Feeders

March 7, 2013 - ...My backyard has been filled with American Goldfinches for the past few weeks.  They empty my six-port niger feeder in just a few days, so finally I had to break down and get out the 24-port feeder!  They are eating us out of house and home.  It’s a good thing they are so cute and […] Read more

A Visit from Beaky

July 11, 2012 - ...Our resident backyard cardinal’s name is Beaky (since he goes and “beaks” at Carla’s window). He’s one of our most reliable feeder customers, but lately, he’s been branching out and acting like what my mom calls a “real bird.” I left some sunflowers to go to seed, and he discovered them. Now he sits on […] Read more

Goldy’s First Hummingbird

November 1, 2011 - ...This weekend we had a very special evening in the backyard.  All three cats were on the porch with us as we ate dinner.  First we saw Baby C, the latest offspring of Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal.  We were surprised to see him this late in the year, and the cats were quite entertained by […] Read more

Baby Cardinal

July 19, 2011 - ...We’ve had a bumper crop of baby mockingbirds in our neighborhood this year, but not as many young cardinals as usual. So we were happy to see this young cardinal feeding at Goldy’s window feeder. He didn’t mind when I got closer to the window to take his picture. Read more

We Found Woody!

June 18, 2011 - Red-Headed Woodpecker The nature center at Chinsegut is open only on Fridays and Saturdays.  We found it to be a really cool little place.  The best part was outside the center, where there's a butterfly garden with a ton of bird feeders.   There were a ton of birds, most of…... Read more

From my Favorite Blind…a.k.a. my Back Window

April 27, 2011 - ...This weekend I spent some quality time at my favorite bird blind, my back window.  I had fun watching the birds hopping around the backyard in the evening.  I’ve been letting the wild grasses and weeds grow a bit in the rosebeds, because the Painted Buntings clearly enjoyed them.  Apparently they also promote good bugs, […] Read more


March 22, 2011 - ...We were walking near the back side of Pebble Ridge tonight when we came across Mrs. Beaky attacking the passenger side mirror on a car.  My camera attracted the attention of several neighbors, who all came out to laugh at this silly bird.  I wish I could explain to her that the mirror image is […] Read more

The Nest-Building Begins

March 18, 2011 - ...We saw Mrs. C. in the backyard today, and it looked as if she was starting to build a nest in the grapefruit tree!  I watched her take several twigs up to the same place in the tree.  She then went over to the flowerbed and started picking up other nesting material.  I got the […] Read more

One for Carla

March 1, 2011 - ...These cardinals are too much!  Beaky earned his name by “beaking” at the Smith window.  Carla and Peter and Aaron learned to tolerate him.  Then Mrs. Beaky picked up the habit.  We caught a video of her as she repeatedly flew at the front room window and then retreated to the palm tree.  Silly bird! Read more