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!
I am beginning to see more songbirds and other birds around my yards. This weekend, saw a couple of Tufted Titmice way up in my big old Live Oaks, a hen Northern Cardinal in my next door neighbor’s Palm Tree, a Northern Mockingbird up on the neighbor’s roof, and what looks like a juvenile Bald Eagle flying very high up in the sky.
I also saw a sassy Red-bellied Woodpecker that played a short peek-a-boo game with me before it gave up and flew off. I will show that bird on Wednesday’s post. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of the image. Enjoy!
I am thrilled to be seeing small songbirds in our trees here on my street once again! Really! It was a long dry spell, likely due to the patrolling hawks. Yesterday I went out late in the morning and saw a Carolina Chickadee, a Tufted Titmouse, and two male Northern Cardinals.
I have been hearing a Red-headed Woodpecker calling, but so far, I have not seen it (nor any mockingbirds). 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!
I took this series of photographs of the Tufted Titmouse taking its bath yesterday, February 11, 2013 from my front porch. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
Eastern Blue Jays and Tufted Titmice have been here in the neighborhood for the past week. These are likely migrant visitor birds here for the Winter from up North. The Eastern Blue Jays are loud, brash beautiful White and Turquoise Blue-colored birds with black accents. They are flashy and are bold birds.
The Tufted Titmice are charming little grey birds with their cute top knot. Both birds are excellent at getting insects for their dinner. They also will eat fruit, and nuts and seeds. The Titmice are here in a flock of about fifteen birds. I am not sure that there are as many Blue Jays around. I have only seen a pair of the Jays. I took the pictures here in my yard on Oct. 1, 2013. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
The Tufted Titmouse is one of the cutest of the songbirds. Titmice have arrived here with Carolina Wrens. The Tufted Titmice are grey birds with large, appealing black eyes, a small crest on top of their head, and apricot coloring on their sides under the wings. The Titmice eat insects but they love seeds fruits and nuts.
My neighbor has put up a bird feeder which has Sunflower Seeds and other bird seed. I plan to add a bird feeder to my back yard. In addition to having bird feeders up, the smaller birds may come around more often now that the neighborhood Hawk has recently been run-off by the Crows. I took these pictures on September 29, 2013. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
Black and White Warblers, Tufted Titmice, Carolina Chickadees and Carolina Wrens were all flitting around the shady leaves of the Live Oaks here on my street. I took these pictures on a hot Florida afternoon. These songbirds were likely attracted by the numerous caterpillars up among the shady canopy of leaves in these massive Oaks. I also have noticed that it may be molting season for many of these small birds.
I took a picture of a beautiful but rather ragged-looking Eastern Bluebird the day before I took the pictures of the Warbler, Titmice, Chickadee and Wren. All of these birds enjoy eating caterpillars, small insects, and spiders. The Black and White Wrens and the Carolina Chickadee are occasional visitors to my neighborhood, while the Tufted Titmice and Carolina Wrens are pretty regularly seen resident birds. I took these pictures on July 26-27. 2013 in my yard and from my neighbor’s yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!