Monday, April 30, 2018

First of year Rose Breast Grosbeaks



This year is turning out so great as for birds.   Last year it took me forever to attract goldfinches.  Now I have many.  Last few years have tried to attract orioles...I'd see them in the woods here and there. This year I have 5 pairs now at the feeders regularly.  Then yesterday, saw my first rose breasted grosbeak ever, then 3 today...at least a dozen. They are at several feeders at any given time of the day.  Seen a few females, but no pics or video yet.   Saw 2 indigo buntings, but no pics or video yet.

First of year Rose Breast Grosbeaks



This year is turning out so great as for birds.   Last year it took me forever to attract goldfinches.  Now I have many.  Last few years have tried to attract orioles...I'd see them in the woods here and there. This year I have 5 pairs now at the feeders regularly.  Then yesterday, saw my first rose breasted grosbeak ever, then 3 today...at least a dozen. They are at several feeders at any given time of the day.  Seen a few females, but no pics or video yet.   Saw 2 indigo buntings, but no pics or video yet.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Baltimore Oriole visits my feeders





I have caught glimpses of Orioles here and there, but never up close and at the feeder.  I was able to get some gorgeous photos and some video of him.  He had been eating the sunflower chips, then I got some grape jelly and orange slices and put them out.  He spotted the jelly and went straight for it, then tried the orange, as you can tell in the video, my oranges weren't that great.  I had to agree.   I've only seen him here and there since, so this one may have been migrating through, we will see.  I definitely enjoyed the time her was here!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Whitetail doe with twins is bossy



This doe has a set of twins each year and pretty much stays around our pastures or a neighbors.  I had never seen her around other does until we put out the cameras.   Apparently she just stays to herself as she can't stand other adult does around her. 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Tufted titmouse sneaks in on a cardinal to get the peanut



Tufted titmouse can be a tough bird to photograph.  They typically don't stick around, they come in, grab the seed and leave to the branches or a favorite spot to eat the seed then do it all over again.  If you watch long enough, you can figure out their spot to eat and grab some photos, if you're lucky enough that its a spot the lens can see and reach. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

White Crowned vs White Throated Sparrow Bird Identification





I really hope this helps folks out.   Beginners to bird watching stress over learning to identify the birds at the feeders, in their yards, etc.    Don't ever let it stress you out, make it fun.  There are many birding books, websites, etc.   Feel free to post comments.   

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Large raccoon attempts to get the lid off a trash can.


We have battled the raccoons off and on since this video was done.  About 2 months after this video, he made it in.  I put tighter bungees on, it took him another month or so and he got in again.  Last week, he was getting in again every few nights.  I put 6 bungees on, super tight, took everything I had to get into the feed....he got in again.  So now I have a heavy duty storage trunk, we are looking for an old truck tool box, then will move the feed to it.  Ahh...the battles of living in the country and trying to coexist!