Coby's 10th Birthday - August 11, 2018
It is hard to believe we rescued Coby 9 and 1/2 years ago. He is tolerating the photo shoot with Camille and Colin. He just wants his marrow bone.
Immature Red-winged Blackbird Screeching - June 22, 2018
It does not take the young Blackbirds very long to learn how to screech.
Brandy All Cleaned Up - August 1, 2018
Brandy had just had a bath and some grooming.
Juvenile Song Sparrow Having Breakfast - August 2, 2018
This juvenile Song Sparrow was eating at the seed table with no other birds to bother her.
Red Squirrel Staring at Me - July 17, 2018
Red Squirrel Licking Orange - July 17, 2018
Red Squirrel Selects Another Peanut - July 17, 2018
Red Squirrel Eating Sunflower Seed - July 17, 2018
Red Squirrel Flipped Around - July 17, 2018
Red Squirrel Eating Peanut - July 17, 2018
We have four Red Squirrels that hang around all day playing and snacking.
Red Squirrel Sniffing for the Best Seed - July 17, 2018
Blue Jay in Cherry Tree - June 22, 2018
This Blue Jay is looking forward to when these wild black cherries are ripe.
Juvenile Baltimore Oriole in Cherry Tree - June 22, 2018
The juvenile Orioles are mostly on their own now, hanging out in the front yard much of the day.
Juvenile Baltimore Oriole Preening Wing Feathers - June 22, 2018
Dad Baltimore Oriole Feeding Juvenile - June 22, 2018
The male Oriole is most often the one feeding the youngsters. The female may be back on the nest on another set of eggs.
Juvenile Baltimore Oriole Ready to Groom - June 22, 2018
One of the juvenile Orioles decided it was time to groom.
Bullfrog Sunning - July 2, 2018
On a water garden shelf, surveying for bugs and fly by butterflies.
Male Cardinal at Feeder Log - July 17, 2018
He has a Safflower seed in his beak, his favorite.
Juvenile Red-bellied Woodpecker Protecting Log - July 17, 2018
The Dove left, but she remained in her guarding posture to discourage other intruders. Pretty feisty young gal.
Juvenile Red-bellied Woodpecker vs Dove - July 17, 2018
When a Dove landed on "her" log, she was not pleased and encouraged the Dove to leave.
Juvenile Red-bellied Woodpecker Eating Seed - July 17, 2018
Was exciting to see this juvenile female Red-bellied Woodpecker show up in our backyard. She has already learned how to stuff a sunflower seed in a crack and chip off the shell.
Juvenile Red-bellied Woodpecker Getting Seed - July 17, 2018
This is where she is picking out her seeds before flying to a tree to eat them.
Water Lily - July 21, 2018
We have about 20 of these blooming in one of our water gardens. They sure do brighten up the backyard.
Snowberry Clearwing Moth Ready for Nectar - July 21, 2018
Even though this Bee Balm is way past its prime, the Snowberry Clearwing Moth was finding some nectar.
Snowberry Clearwing Moth at Bee Balm - July 21, 2018
You can clearly see the curled sipper on this Snowberry Clearwing Moth.
Immature Female Red-winged Blackbird in Red-twig Dogwood - July 23, 2018
She is methodically exploring the entire bird feeding are, both front and back yards.
Immature Female Red-winged Blackbird Bathing - July 23, 2018
Even though we have 4 birdbaths, she discovered the shallow water in the back of the waterfall unit for her own private bath.
Wren on Sticks at Nest Hole - June 23, 2018
When she built the nest, she place several sticks protruding out of the hole so she could perch on them to feed.
Wren Stuffing an Open Beak - June 23, 2018
I am always amazed at how many mealworms they stuff into a beak.
Wren Chicks Ready for More - June 23, 2018
Feeding goes on all day. The chicks are growing so fast, they are insatiable.
Wren Chick Peeking Out - June 23, 2018
Wren Chicks Ready to Eat - June 23, 2018
When they know Mom is near, the beaks go wide open.
Wren Back for More - June 23, 2018
The box was only 10 feet from the nest. She could not believe that a McMealworms moved in so close to her nest.
Wren with Mealworms - June 23, 2018
I moved my portable mealworm box over near the nest to give Mom a break from having to search for bugs.
Wren with Big Bug - June 23, 2018
Mother Wren is feeding three chicks in the gourd nest.
Wren Behind Dahlia - June 23, 2018
Had to spruce the box up with a bit of color.