A Little About Me

More Birds from my Backyard

Spent some time photographing birds in the yard to see what I could find.

This male Rose Breasted Grosbeak just arrived a few days ago, now I see him a few times a day at the feeder chowing down on the sunflower seeds


This Gray Catbird is a real trip to have around. Many times you will swear they make noises like a real cat. Not much color to this bird but its good to have them back.


The bluebirds are still here, and this lady is now spending her days and nights sitting on some eggs at last count it looked like there was 3 or 4 eggs.



Birds @ Bluebirds Knoll

What I want to know is. Why are the Pine Siskins still here? The Pine Siskins were here as an irruptive species. This simply means that they show up here or in our area in winters when the food in their area is scarce. The siskins here at Bluebirds Knoll have been around since December, now I don’t mind having them hanging around but, these little guys will eat you out of house and home! And they aren’t particularly fussy about what kind of seed they eat. I think they have eaten more of my niger seed then any anything else, although they won’t turn down black oil sunflower seed or hulled sunflower seed if there is no niger. We have an average of about 30 to 35 siskins here. They can eat my large niger feeder dry in one day.


Okay so enough about them, I certainly hope they decide to go back north real soon. Now you didn’t think you would see a blog update from me without a blue bird shot in it did you?



Backyard Birds

With spring migration underway now, I thought I would spend some time shooting some birds in my backyard to see what I could come up with. Of course there is always the usual cast of characters like Cardinals, Titmouse and Black Cap Chickadees. Although Bluebirds migrate a little further south the blue birds of bluebirds knoll seem to stick around all winter. I’ve seen them around at least once or twice every month. And I have seen them eating berries in the winter time when live food is scarce.

A couple shots from today, A northern cardinal, a Bluebird and a special Bluebird Portrait. Of special note there was also 2 Cedar Waxwings here today along with a few tree sparrows.





BlueBirds Nest @ Bluebirdsknoll!

Our resident bluebirds have been busy the last few days. I saw the female bluebird yesterday with some pine needles in her beak so today I thought I would check out the progress they made on the nest. I was absolutely amazed to find that the nest is completely built!
I’m looking forward to them laying eggs, Natalie and I will try to document the whole cycle this year.