House Finches at Birdcam

Summer Birds at the Birdcam

September 4, 2023 - In addition to my first-of-fall Painted Bunting, I've seen the Brown Thrasher return, along with visits from the Tufted Titmouse.... Read more

Painted Bunting

Painted Buntings Spring 2023

March 23, 2023 - Normally my backyard Painted Buntings are the stars of this blog at this time of year.... But this year, with Zippy the Ruby-throated Hummingbird growing up right in front of my camera lens, the Painted Buntings have gotten less attention.... People often ask me how to attract Painted Buntings to…... Read more

Painted Bunting

Say Goodbye to our Painted Buntings

April 25, 2021 - Our Painted Buntings stayed a little longer than usual this year.... I think we peaked at around 4 male Painted Buntings and 6-ish Greenies this winter.... Read more

Painted Bunting

Springtime Birding in the Backyard

April 7, 2021 - He waited for the Painted Buntings to finish splashing around, then took his turn in the bird bath.... Speaking of Painted Buntings, the males are going to leave any day now.... I've been hearing birdsong that I'm pretty sure is the Painted Buntings.... Read more

Painted Bunting

Backyard Birds in Late February

March 14, 2021 - Our Painted Buntings are still here.... This little greenie Painted Bunting had just chased off an Orange-crowned Warbler.... But when the male cardinal shows up, the Painted Buntings know that he's boss.... Read more

Painted Bunting

Backyard Birding: Early January 2021

February 3, 2021 - It's been a while since I spent some quality time with my Painted Buntings and American Goldfinches!... We have at least 6-8 Painted Buntings wintering in the backyard this year.... Read more

Painted Bunting

Birding in the Backyard

January 11, 2021 - My last bird of the morning was one of my Painted Bunting, who dared me to write a blog post without including a photo of my favorite wintering birds.... 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

Hooded Oriole

2019: Photographic Year in Review

December 31, 2019 - Like every year, I enjoyed time in my wonderful backyard, where our wintering Painted Buntings are such a joy every time we look out the back windows.... Read more


2000 Posts on!

August 15, 2019 - Loggerhead Turtle Hatchling Emergence!!Out of the Egg: I Saw a Sandhill Crane Hatch!!!Snowy Owl in FloridaAtlantic Puffins on Machias Seal IslandNewborn Sandhill Crane Baby at NestPrecious Moments with the Least TernsBlack Skimmer ColonySwallow-tailed Kite RoostCygnets for Mother's Day A Rainbow of Color at Fort De SotoGreat Horned Owl Nest at Fort…... Read more

Painted Bunting

I Miss my Painted Buntings!

May 16, 2019 - My Painted Buntings have only been gone for a couple of weeks and I already miss them.... The Painted Buntings were obviously gearing up for a long migration flight.... Read more

Painted Bunting (Male)

Colorful Afternoon in the Backyard

April 3, 2019 - It's springtime and my feeders are full of Painted Buntings and American Goldfinches.... In previous backyard bird photography sessions, I waited for hours before a male Painted Bunting happened onto my staged perch.... Read more

Painted Bunting

Addicted to my Painted Buntings

February 7, 2018 - Another weekend morning, another chance to hang out with my Painted Buntings....  It was covered in seeds, a yummy prospect for a Painted Bunting.... The Painted Buntings were not the only customers at my feeders that morning.... Read more