June 29, 2012
June 28, 2012
June 27, 2012
June 25, 2012
He stops by for a quick drink and a bath and then he disappears.
June 22, 2012
This grackle isn't singing it is panting to cool down.
Put out a bowl of clean water and watch who comes to visit.
Don't you love that glowing purple on its head?
June 20, 2012
and I'll pull from this side and we will both get a grape.
Usually red-bellied woodpeckers don't play well with others. This time the grosbeak and red-bellied seemed to be cooperating in getting at the grapes.
This feeder attracts robins,grosbeaks,red-bellied,hairy,downey,and red-headed woodpeckers, catbirds,grackles and orioles.
June 18, 2012
June 15, 2012
June 14, 2012
Up close and personal.
We have red-headed woodpeckers, red-bellied,hairy and downey coming into our suet feeder regularily.
We have had six of the seven local woodpecker species in our yard in one day, the 7th, the pileated, was heard from the yard making it a seven woodpecker day.
June 12, 2012
June 11, 2012
June 06, 2012
I often over look robins as they are a common bird around here.
If you stop and watch them they are a good looking bird with interesting behavior.
The way they cock their head while listening for insects, the quick dash often followed by a tug of war as they try to pull a worm from the ground.
Looks like the chicks will eat well this time.
June 04, 2012
We have had hairy and red-bellied woodpeckers bringing in their young for a feast of suet.
It's fun watching their behaviour.
This morning we had a read headed trying to feed it's young but the young kept flying away and the adult had to look for it to feed it.
They were skitish so I had to shoot through the living room window.
June 01, 2012
This is the little streamlet connected to the small pond in the yard.
I rewally like the look of the water around the birds feet.
Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus