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Almost Wordless Wednesday: Songbirds in the Yard

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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!

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Female Northern Cardinal

 

Carolina Wren

Female Northern Cardinal

Tufted Titmouse

Little Sweeties

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Palm Warblers, Eastern Bluebirds, and a lone Tufted Titmouse were spotted in the past week here in my neighborhood.  One of the Palm Warblers was seen below ornamental grass at  Paradise Park in The Villages, FL.  The other birds were in my own yards.  It is great to see all the newly arriving songbirds who have migrated here for the Winter!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that photo.  Enjoy!

Eastern Bluebird male

Eastern Bluebird male

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Birds in and Above my Yard

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

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!

Hen Northern Cardinal

Hen Northern Cardinal

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Juvenile Bald Eagle?

Juvenile Bald Eagle?

Titmice in the Trees

A Tufted Titmouse in the shady Magnolia Tree

A Tufted Titmouse in the shady Magnolia Tree

Here are some of the cute little Tufted Titmice that have decided to make their homes in trees along me street.  Each Titmouse seems so charming that I really love to hear them as well as see them.  They are bright, frisky, wonderful little birds!  I spotted these cuties last month here near my home.

The topknot on that grey head and body seems so formal for such a lively bird.  I often spot Carolina (or their cousins, the Black-Capped) Chickadees nearby when the Titmice arrive.  By the way, I will be offline next week.   I do hope to be back here with more pictures in a week or two as soon as we get our new Internet connection accomplished.  Enjoy!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

 

Hanging Out in the Big Oak

Hanging Out in a Big Oak

Hunting for a Tasty Bite

Hunting for a Tasty Bite

Looking at My Own Reflection!

Looking at My Own Reflection!

 

In the Oak

Up in the Big Front Yard Oak

That one little Carolina Chickadee!

That one little Carolina Chickadee!

Adios!

Adios!

 

Cuties in the Yards

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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!

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Songbirds & Hawks Don’t Mix

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

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.

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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!

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Male Red-winged Blackbird

Male Red-winged Blackbird

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Rub-A-Dub-Dub, A Titmouse in the Tub!

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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!

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Jays & a Titmouse

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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!DSC_6208

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Little Birds with Big Eyes

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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!

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Tiny Songbirds on a Hot Florida Afternoon

Black & White Warbler

Black & White Warbler

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

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!

Eastern Bluebird in Molt

Eastern Bluebird in Molt

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

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