Nuthatch waiting  his turn at the feeders.

May 25, 2020

Nuthatch chowing down.

The  first new bird to my feeder this spring – the song sparrow.

My second new bird this spring – the chirping sparrow

Always a fun sighting  are the fledglings  that have just left the nest.  This is a fledgling cardinal.  Cardinals nest in my front  bush every year.

Possibly mama cardinal taking a much needed break?

I have not heard any babies peeping yet, but the Eurasian sparrows have taken  up residence in one of my blue bird houses and are definitely defending their space.

Bottoms up for this robin while bathing.  A water source will always help attract  birds.

Downy woodpeckers and

Finch enjoy the hummingbird nectar all summer long.

The cowbird is an interesting  bird as it will lay it’s eggs in other bird species’ nests . Cowbirds can lay up to 36 eggs a summer,  abandoning their young to foster parents.   Sadly, this  usually is done  at the expense of  some of the host’s own chicks.

Once again, the bluebirds were back today  checking out my empty bluebird house.  I am always  hopeful that my box nest will be chosen.   This is one way the male courts the female by offering nesting material.

This is the female bluebird,  the nest box is ultimately her choice and she will build the nest.

The pair spent the better half of the morning  in my backyard.


Hopefully I will report baby  bluebird peeping news in the near future!

(borrowed from the internet)

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Snowy Bird Day 2017

March 13, 2017

My backyard snow birds……

Male Cardinal

Female Cardinals

Dark Eyed Junko – usually a ground feeder but on snowy days will come to my feeders.

Song Sparrow

House Finch showing off her pink backside.

House or Purple Finch – I can never tell the  difference!

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Posting Dated  January 25, 2014

The snow has melted now ( thank God) .  Just like a lot of the country, we got hit with some winter weather this month.  But, in spite of the snow, a bird feeder and some water will still bring bird watching opportunities, plus, our feathered friends will be very grateful.  Here’s a sampling of my visitors:


Carolina Wren


Tufted Tit Mouse ( one of my favorites)


Dark Eyed Junko




This Eurasian Sparrow and his mate  has been living in this house since last summer.


Black capped chickadee  and  a Song Sparrow ( I think).  The Song Sparrow is  a regular  at my feeders and my birdbath all year round.


A Gold Finch with her winter colors.

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