There were as many as 5 blue jays hanging around out back today. I didn’t feed the local birds over the summer but I’ve recently started that up again. They were enjoying sunflower seeds in the apple tree.
There are so many baby birds around the house right now. The highlight are the baby Baltimore orioles, which just started flight school. Mama flies about from branch to branch up in the trees, showing the junior orioles how it’s done. The little ones hop… Read More
We have a family of grackles in one of our spruce trees and this afternoon was all about food for the kids.
We have a colony of sparrows living in the condos we provided out back. I really enjoy having them around. They’ve been nesting and I think some of them are sitting on eggs. When the ice storm came the bird houses were swaying some in… Read More
My sparrow friends have been really busy nesting over the past few days. I think some of them are already sitting on eggs. It looks like the main condo above the deck is full and the red house is occupied. The converted martin house has… Read More
We live in an area with a remarkable amount of bird-life, which is why you can often see bird-watching enthusiasts out in one of our local parks, sporting fancy cameras, tripods and 3-foot long lenses. Early one morning I was out in the park with… Read More
My bird friends were waiting when I went out to refill the feeders in the snow this morning. It took Mr. Cardinal and his buddies all of 15 seconds to get on the feeders after I filled them.