My Backyard Winter Wonderland

January 15, 2013 -  This weekend I had all these different kinds of birds: American Goldfinch Pine Siskin Painted Bunting Eastern Phoebe American Robin Cedar Waxwing Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Palm Warbler House Finch Northern Cardinal Yellow-throated Warbler Boat-tailed Grackle Red-winged Blackbird Sandhill Crane White Ibis Mourning Dove Common Ground Dove Did you notice that I…... Read more

Yellow-Throated Warbler

*UPDATED* Our Yard Migrants are Leaving :(

March 31, 2012 - A few weeks ago, I took this picture of Bow Tie (our favorite little Yellow-throated Warbler) feasting on suet in our front yard.  Several times a day he would stop by, and he always attracted our attention with his happy calls (and our cats' attention with his pecks at the…... Read more

Bow Tie Gives Thanks

February 1, 2012 - Our little Yellow-Throated Warbler, known by family and friends as "Bow Tie," appreciated my recent efforts to clean and refill bird feeders.  He likes the suet that hangs near our living room window, too.  Our cats love it when he comes and taps on the window.... Read more

Finally! I Photographed a Painted Bunting at the Circle B Bar Reserve!

February 13, 2011 - I saw Palm, Yellow-Rumped, Pine, and Yellow-Throated warblers.... Pine Warbler Yellow-Throated Warbler Just beyond the "Four Corners", in its usual spot on Marsh Rabbit Run, I found the King Rail posing out in the open.... Yellowthroat, Common Grackle, Common Moorhen, Double-crested Cormorant, Eastern Meadowlark, Eastern Phoebe, Fish Crow, Glossy Ibis,…... Read more

My First Orange-Crowned Warbler at the Circle B Bar Reserve

January 30, 2011 - There we saw the Prairie, Black-and-White, and Yellow-Throated Warblers.... Prairie Warbler Yellow-Throated Warbler Black-and-White Warbler We checked for the rails at the Heron Hideout/Marsh Rabbit Run intersection, but we only saw a Sora.... "See you next weekend!" Swamp Sparrow Species List: American Bittern, American Coot, American Goldfinch , American Robin,…... Read more

Bow Tie’s Antics

January 19, 2011 - Our little Yellow-Throated Warbler, known better as "Bow Tie", has been quite active lately.  He appears at our front feeders several times a day, and he's known to come "beaking" with Beaky on our front window.  This weekend I noticed that he has taken to our suet feeder, too.... Read more

Happy Hallo-wren at the Circle B Bar Reserve

November 1, 2010 - We did see a Yellow-throated Warbler.... Yellow-throated Warbler We heard some Gray Catbirds, but they stayed pretty hidden.... Baby Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-Tailed Grackle, Cardinal, Common Moorhen, Common Yellowthroat, Double-Crested Cormorant, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern…... Read more

Yellow-Throated Warbler

Bow Tie around the Neighborhood

October 6, 2010 - Our neighborhood Yellow-Throated Warbler, affectionately called Bow Tie, isn't appearing at our feeders regularly yet.... (With all the midge flies around Stoneybrook West, we need as many insect-eating birds as we can get!!) Bow Tie the Yellow-Throated Warbler... Read more

Circle B Migrants

September 19, 2010 - ...I felt like playing with Photoshop today, so I made another warbler and migrant bird collage. These little birds are usually high in the oak canopies, and it’s hard to get great pictures of them. They also hop around really fast. You come home with a stiff neck and then squint at your pictures, asking […] Read more

Yellow-Throated Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler

March 16, 2010 - Our resident yellow-throated warbler, nicknamed Bow Tie, has been visiting almost every day.  He likes to hang out by Carla's back window, and then he gets a snack from our front tray feeder.... Yellow-throated Warbler Note: We stopped seeing Bow Tie shortly after this post.  So I think he leaves…... Read more