My first of spring Cedar Waxwings have shown up in the backyard, along with more beautiful Painted Buntings and American Goldfinches
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! […]
Backyard birding paradise – Painted Buntings and goldfinches! I filled my memory card and exhausted my camera battery. Bonus Indigot Bunting!
The joke was on me when I tried to con a bird into perching on pretty flower stalks
I had an especially good morning birding in my backyard last weekend. Painted Buntings, yellow goldfinches, and a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in breeding colors!
Goldy and I participated in last weekend’s Great Backyard Bird Count. Our yard yielded Painted Buntings, American Robins, and Goldy’s finches
A search for the Golden-crowned Kinglet at Oakland Nature Preserve yielded a quick glimpse of the target bird and lots of other little birds!
A cloudy morning on Lust Road yielded most of the specialty birds, most of whom posed on fences! Silly birds…
American Goldfinches brighten up even the nastiest gray morning of backyard birding
Lust Road turned out to be great for uncommon birds, including Grasshopper Sparrow, Ash-throated Flycatcher, and Blue Grosbeak
Favorite photographic memories of 2016
Astropad provides a fun way to use your iPad and stylus for fine-tuned photo editing – in my case, of a Painted Bunting on a flower
We heard our first-of-fall American Goldfinch, and more Painted Buntings showed up in the backyard
The winter birds are coming back to Orlando Wetlands Park. We had a Painted Bunting, American Bittern, and a camera-shy Merlin
The other night I snuck into my blind for a few minutes after I mowed the grass. The little Palm Warblers were quick to hop out and enjoy the bugs that I stirred up with my mower. I think they enlisted themselves to help with the yard service… The mockingbird knows that I’ve been wanting […]
We welcomed back friends as our winter birds return to the yard. Recent arrivals include Gray Catbirds, House Wrens, Painted Buntings, and Palm Warblers.
October 1 tends to be a good day in our backyard. Often it’s the first day that we start seeing our winter Palm Warblers. (I’ve been hearing warblers overhead for several weeks, but I’ve yet to see one.) Sometimes October 1 brings cooler weather. (Haha, not this year.) Sometimes we even see a hummingbird. This year, October 1 […]
Painted bunting greenie bath time: lots of splashing in the dripping water proved enjoyable for both birds and the photographer! :)
So many colorful birds are visiting the feeders and birdbath these days! I love springtime!
More Painted Bunting images from my backyard bird blind, including a video of their Purple Firespike snack time!