Finally, I am starting to see our migratory songbirds here! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of these photos I took on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Enjoy!
A hen Northern Cardinal, a Palm Warbler, and a small flock of White Ibises were all visitors to my yards this past week. I took the pictures of the cardinal and warbler from inside my home through the window. The Ibises had taken advantage of the rainy weather to seek out grubs and worms in the lawn. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
That gigantic flock of Cedar Waxwings returned a few days ago to the large Juniper Tree here on my street. This time the flock returned to ripe or over ripe berries festooning the branches of the tree. Because these berries do ferment when overly ripe, the birds can sometimes get intoxicated from ingesting them! Lots of really big loop de loops in the skies. I believe the birds came out OK though and did not get harmed by this.
I also noticed a family of Northern Cardinals across the way on the roof of a home here. I also noticed a Carolina Wren and probably what was a Palm Warbler near the Northern Cardinal.
Some of the homes are seasonal and this one has not had proper maintenance as evidenced by the saplings growing in the rain gutter. It is not uncommon in Florida to see this when the gutters get clogged with leaves and wind or birds drop seeds on the roof. The birds were hunting for insects and also seeds on the roof. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
I think having two, and perhaps three, hawks now patrolling the trees here on my street, has a lot to do with my not having seen many songbirds here lately. I saw these two hawks (Likely Red-shouldered Hawks) yesterday in two adjacent trees across the street from my home.
I did see a few Palm Warblers, a Yellow-rumped Warbler, and a cute Tufted Titmouse around the yard here on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2015.
I also am including a picture of a male Red-winged Blackbird that I spotted at a small marsh up across the road from the horse ranch pond where I often go to do bird watching. I saw that Blackbird on Feb. 18, 2015. I do not see Blackbirds here in my yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!