Winter birds

Today was the first true spring-like day we’ve had this year. The sun finally came out after two rounds of snow and an eternity of rain. Birds have been few and far between at the feeders this winter because of all the rain, but the sparrows, doves and cardinals did finally arrive to join the…

At the feeder: Indigo Buntings

It’s been four years since the Indigo Buntings have been seen passing through on their northward migration.  For the past two days they’ve been at the feeder, and I’ve enjoyed watching and photographing them through the kitchen window.

At the feeder: Mourning Doves

Mourning doves never actually eat from the feeder. They gather the dropped bird seed that is on the ground. But they always wait their turn… “A mourning dove’s beauty is an understated one: the colors of its feathers ranging through various shades of gray and drab violet, often with a striking splash of turquoise around…

At the feeder: Chickadees

The little chickadees flit in and out so quickly that it has been difficult to photograph them… My birdie looked wise  With his little black eyes, As he peeked and peered from his perch at me With a throbbing throat and a flutter of glee,  As if he would say–  Sing trouble away, Chickadee, chickadee,…

At the feeder: Blue jay

“What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?”  (David Attenborough)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Birds

At St. Augustine Beach   “Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?”  (David Attenborough) See more birds or join Cee’s challenge here.  

Eastern Bluebird

Quite a few years ago a friend gave us two bluebird nesting boxes. Last week was only the second time in all of those years that we’ve actually seen bluebirds in the boxes.  I was unable to get very close but was able to take a few photos of one male Eastern Bluebird. “O bluebird, welcome…