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Neighborhood Songbirds

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

It has been rainy here so I have not gotten out much but I did manage to snap a few pictures of birds on my street in recent days.  I spotted a tiny Carolina Wren enjoying the bird feeder that is in a neighbor’s yard.  I also took a picture of an Eastern Blue Jay perched on the top branches of a very tall tree near my home.  That picture was taken at dusk in very low light so I have lightened it quite a lot here.

The last two pictures were of a Mourning Dove and a couple of male Boat-tailed Grackles enjoying that very same bird feeder.  My neighbor’s feeder attracts many different birds!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Eastern Blue Jay

Eastern Blue Jay

Boat-tailed Grackles

Boat-tailed Grackles

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

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Neighborhood Songbirds (Ibises, too!)

White Ibises

White Ibises

House Finches, Morning Doves, Northern Mockingbirds, White Ibises, a Carolina Wren, and a male Northern Cardinal were all spotted in the past few days here on my street or in my yard.  A neighbor has a very popular bird feeder that is patronized by many of the birds I saw this week!

The White Ibis flock casually strolls the neighborhood’s streets in search of tasty bites of worms, insects and the like.  The Ibises are not here every day but do come by several times a month.  One of the ibises sure had a vividly red face, legs and feet, didn’t it?  We delight in seeing them!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  As ever, enjoy!

House Finch male

House Finch male

Morning Dove

Morning Dove

White Ibis

White Ibis

 

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Cardinal male

Northern Cardinal male

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

The Tiny, Sweet, Carolina Wren

 

 

DSC_6356This Carolina Wren was happily hopping around the trees, shrubbery, and lawn here when I snapped these pictures on a very rainy afternoon yesterday.  I am always glad to see songbirds here.  I of course, see a lot of larger wading birds but the songsters have been in molt and nesting so I seldom see many.

The Carolina Wrens love to peek around the edges of homes.  They often can be seen on porches.  This bird was hunting for insects in the bushes and in a large nearby Magnolia Tree.  By the way, although we will not have a Tropical Storm, it has been quite rainy here in Central Florida as we are dealing with the frayed remnants of what was “Erika”.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger photograph.  Enjoy!

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Some of the Bird Sightings of the Past Month

Snowy Egret and Florida Mottled Ducks

Snowy Egret and Florida Mottled Ducks

Over-heated Common Crows

Over-heated Common Crows

Eastern Blue Jay

Eastern Blue Jay Perched on a Fence

Please click on the thumbnail image to see a slightly larger version of that photo.  Enjoy!

Florida Mottled Duck

Florida Mottled Duck

Older Juvenile American White Ibises

Older Juvenile American White Ibises

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Male Downy Woodpecker

Male Downy Woodpecker

Killdeer

Killdeer

Carolina Wren attempting to use a decorative nest as it's own

It is likely a House Finch that is attempting to use a decorative nest as it’s own.  (Edited caption)

Smaller Songbirds at Last!

Male Pine Warbler

Male Pine Warbler

Pine Warblers, Palm Warblers, Carolina Chickadees, Carolina Wrens, Yellow-throated Vireos, and Yellow-rumped Warblers have recently arrived in the area!  Here are some photographs I took of the small cuties in the past several weeks.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

Yellow-throated Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

 

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

This and That in the Neighborhood

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Here are a few pictures that I have taken of birds and critters in the last couple of weeks.  The green insect is a Leaf Hopper and is about 3″ long.  That insect was on my living room window yesterday morning.  Please click on the thumbnail image and as ever, enjoy!

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Birds, Birds, and More Birds

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Blue Jays, Carolina Wrens, Egrets and Ibises were all spotted here in my development in the last several days.  I was taking pictures around my yard a couple of days ago and spotted a pair of  Carolina Wrens and two Eastern Blue Jays. The Blue Jays were noisy sassy and flighty.  It was hard to take their picture because they kept darting into the shaded leafy areas of the Oaks.

Traveling a bit farther in my housing development, I watched Great Egrets, and adult and juvenile White Ibises at two different rainfall retention ponds here yesterday afternoon.  These ponds are drying up and only the largest water retention pond here, which is near the fitness center, has much water in it now.  That particular pond gets sprinkler irrigation run-off from surrounding lawn areas so it stays wet longer.  I took these pictures on July 28, 2014, and again on July 29, 2014.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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