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Red-bellied Woodpecker vs Blue Jay! 
I got these photos the other day... the little red-bellied girl really stood her ground against the "invading" blue jay. I took several photos & then …

Chatty Brown Bird in Illinois 
Here is a picture of the chatty brown bird spotted in Illinois which has to be a house wren.

Stranded Oriole in Minnesota! 
Hello all: I have a question on how to help sustain a male Oriole here in Minnsota. While our winter has not been much of a winter (by our standards …

woodpecker or sapsucker ? 
I saw this bird in Rolla, MO this morning. No very sure what woodpecker it is?

Spoonbill and friends... 
Near my home in Melbourne, Florida are several ponds that are frequented by many kinds of water waders! Most interesting are pink spoonbills. They seem …

Northern Oriole and Ruby Throat Hummingbird 
We had moderate temperatures here in Cottage Grove, MN. on Wednesday but with high humidity. This influx of warmer southern air brought with it a male …

Art (bequik) 
Pics of cage feeders and caged tube feeders that work well for me...

Art(bequik) 
Suet and feeder pics

Art (bequik) 
Not sure how I ever really got into birds think it was just one feeder that grew into finding birds have personalitys ,At any rate every spring I hear …

Art (bequik) 
In answer to Red headed yellow bird ,could not figure out how to add pictures to comments but maybe this will help first pic is a Star finch second is …

GREAT CRESTED INSECT CATCHERS MAKING NEST 
I love these beautiful birds. The female works so hard on nest with the male looking out for her. Hopefully pictures to share of babies in a few weeks! …

FRIENDS...BLUE GROSBEAK AND BLUE JAY 
I love this time of year!!!

May 6 2014 
i spotted this beautiful bird yesterday and again this morning on my feeder. Can anyone tell me what kind of bird? It looks just like a cardinal except …

MY MIGRATING FRIENDS GOT HERE ON SAME DAY 
Yesterday,April 24th my migrating friends that come for a stay both showed up!! The blue grosbeak was missed by the cardinals that live in my yard as …

CAROIINA WREN AFTER BATH...TOO CUTE 
I have a small bath back deck for the small birds. I have a few placed around the yard for all sizes but I get a lot of good pictures from my dining table …

WHAT IS THIS BIRD??? 
Is this a young black bird? Starling? I have seen both and they did not look like this!

Flycatcher 
Wondering if anyone can help identify this flycatcher?

Eastern Phoebes 
We've had nesting Eastern Phoebes since we built our house 3 years ago. The first nest they built on a curled edge of tar paper 10 feet off the ground …

Eagles. 
Walking in Viera Wetlands. I saw my first Bald Eagle, actually I got to see a pair. I am thankful for my husband for noticing them.

EASTERN TOWHEE ON FEEDER!!!! 
The picture is not the best as I took from inside but was a pleasant surprise to see this beautiful towhee male on feeder. Unusual as well!

YELLOW RUMPED WARBLER 
Seeing such an increase of birds at my feeders this winter..has been a colder winter this year here.

Carolina Wren 
So many feeding here this year. So cute

Jay walker 
I have witnessed the nastiness of the Bluejay chasing squirrels and neighborhood cats. Today I view them TOTALLY differently. My sweet daughter is and …

A wild but friendly ruffed grouse 
I have known "Ruffles" for more than a year. At first she attacked me, but with repeating my visits she has become more of a friend. I can call her by …

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CANADA GEESE NEST 
THIS YEAR A PAIR OF CANADA GEESE NESTED IN AN ABANDONED OSPREY NEST THAT WAS APPROXIMATELY 20 FEET OFF THE GROUND. WE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THE CHICKS SURVIVAL, …

Mr. & Mrs. Purple Finch 
I love these little guys. They are in my feeders all day long. The female is the boss as she will make the male leave the perch so she can eat. I have …

Eastern Yellow Wagtail 
I finally think I identified this guy. I believe him to be an Eastern Yellow Wagtail. I have seen him a couple of times without my camera and hopes he …

birds -vs- cats Birds WIN! 
I got a nutty Siamese cat from a friend. He had been a stud cat and kept in a cage. So imagine his delight once we introduced him to our huge walled …

Winter visitors to our terrace in Barcelona, Catalunya 
Check out this video with pics/videos of most of the birds species visiting our urban garden video

LITTLE TURQUOISE BIRD 
I have never seen this little bird. I took this March 19,2013. I am in coastal North Carolina. Thanks

Seeing double! 
We have foothills that bump up against our back yard, the backyard has a block wall around it but it does not stop the covey of quail that we get everyday. …

Red-bellied Woodpecker 
On 2/2/13, after filling the feeder, I placed some seed on the deck and it wasn't long before a woodpecker showed up and I was able to get a good photo. …

Fussy Little Red-Breasted Nuthatch  
I was surprised last week when this little Nuthatch jumped right in my hand when I offered it some seeds. He picked through and took a peanut. A few days …

Suet Cake Attracking Woodpeckers 
Last week I was stunned to see three different woodpeckers in my backyard on the same day. They were attracted to the suet cake feeder. There was a Red-shafted …

A GOOD WINTER FOR VISIT'S FROM CEDAR WAXING 
I took these yesterday. I love these beautiful birds.

I THINK THIS MAY BE A PARTIAL ALBINO SPARROW 
This little bird has shown up at feeds with flocks of sparrows all winter. Looks much whiter than in picture. Is this an albino sparrow?

RED TAILED HAWK...I THINK 
This beauty was hanging around this morning. A red tailed hawk...yes????

PILEATED WOODPECKER VISIT 
Three of these wonderful birds have been coming in my yard the past few days. I love them. Here is one of the best pictures I got. Comment Magnificent …

Both Red-Shafted & Yellow-Shafted Flickers! 
These past few weeks I have been having a good time trying to take photos of the migrating birds at my feeder in our garden south of Seattle. Yesterday …

Big Blue, Mama Blue; Baby Blue Times Two: Part Two 
It was the beginning of September, and I had not seen Mama Blue or Big Blue since late July. Sadly, I removed the nest containing the four, small, sky-blue …

My female Downey woodpecker brought her partner 
I wrote a page in early summer that I have a female Downey woodpecker at my suet and she likes the peanut butter and the cardinal suet I have had a …

Gary Ruona 
Quite often we have unusual birds visit our pond. For the last week we have had an egret as a guest. We live north east of Toronto near Stouffville. I …

Can someone help us ID this bird? 
I live in NE Iowa, and this summer we have noticed some birds that we cannot identify. We've only seen them flying - the birds have a distinctive white …

Please help me identify this bird??? 
Saw these birds today in my yard. I have no clue what they are. Can you help?? Thanks!

FEMALE SUMMER TANAGER 
This is the first tanager I have spotted this year. The photos are not so good as I had to take them from inside my house so I didn't scare her away. I …

Handicapped Bluebird 
Finally, got pics of the Happy Couple and their new digs. The pictures of the birds were taken early in May, before the pecan tree began to leaf out. …

Am I Crazy? 
I have begun a journey that I'm not sure any other birder may have experienced. I recently completed a remodel of one of my bluebird boxes...to make it …

WHAT ON EARTH KIND OF BIRD IS THIS??? 
I was sitting on my back deck this afternoon using my laptop and looked up and saw this bird on one of the trees. I always have the camera with me when …

EASTERN BLUEBIRD AND A BABY 
I have a pair of bluebirds building a nest in my backyard but the odd thing about this is they have a baby bluebird that stays with them as they come and …

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A Male Orchard Oriole? 
The female orchard oriole has been around for a few days and I think I spotted the male today..am I right? Comment Certainly looks like him. Have …

The happy couple..cardinals 
They are so beautiful...love watching them! Comments The bird world is so fascinating. Interesting that the cardinals do not migrate, though their …

Backyard birding 
I moved to California from Ohio last year and was immediatley in awe at all the different birds here. We live in a small apartment with a fenced in back …

What is this bird? 
Not so much as great bird story but a bird question. Saw a bird yesterday that I didn't recognize in a pine tree. It was the size of a robin but with …

American Goldfinch stopped pass for visit! 
I see these beautiful birds every year around this time of year.

The Tall Birds 
Spring of 1980 The Tall Birds On a early spring day while driving a little Opal Cadet 5 speed for a test drive, my wife & I drove up the Walla Walla …

Yellow-bellied sapsucker and Red-bellied woodpeckers in my tree at same time yesterday. 
I got so lucky yesterday and caught these two beauties in a tree in my backyard yesterday! Comment Amazing! Were they drumming in unison? Susan …

A pair of purple finch's take 1-26 12 
I sat on my deck yesterday and saw this cute pair of purple finch's. It was a good day of taking pictures as I was able to photo a yellow bellied sapsucker,a …

I love these beautiful Pileated woodpeckers!!! 
Had visits all day yesterday from this beauty!

Birdie 
It all started the middle of August, a couple of days after our sweet cat, Missy died. Sitting on my bed, talking on the phone with the TV on, I happen …

Is this the female tanager? 
Took these tonight. I believe it is the tanager again but have read they do not come to feeders... Comment Yes, that looks like the female Scarlet …

First time visit!!! Summer Tanager male! 
This evening August 2 2011 I got this picture of a Summer Tanager male! He was chasing a female which are yellow but the picture I got of her was too blurry. …

Orchard Oriole 
This pretty orchard oriole is a frequent visitor! Comment As your pictures attests, Orchard Orioles love fruit. If you find it's nest you will …

Young Northern Cardinal 
Saw these young cardinals tonight.

Red headed woodpecker this evening in back yard. 
First photo of a red headed woodpecker this summer!

Bird bath foutiain this year in my yard. 
I have two of these for the birds in the back yard and two other styles in the front yard. I love watching them!

We Have No Idea What This Bird Is 
This bird was in a neighbor's yard Sunday night. We all thought it was beautiful, had not seen one around here (Northeastern CT) before. I rushed to get …

Is this an Oriole 
This bird lands on our Hummingbird feeder every day. I think it is an Oriole. I will try and post a picture. Common Yes, that is a Baltimore Oriole. …

What? Let Me Eat! 
I suppose my cardinals are the joys of my birdwatching. I love to try to capture their antics,and the quizzical looks on their faces. My feeders consist …

Question regarding what kind of bird we have in out backyard. 
This morning, for the first time, I saw a bird the size of a robin...This bird has a brown head and black body. It wasn't with any other birds of that …

I love Grosbeaks! 
Today ( 5/2/11) for the first time ever, on a rainy, dreary day, I saw a real live male Rose-breasted Grosbeak! He was so wonderful! I love his red breast! …

Blue Jays are so cheeky! 
I love blue jays! Yup, they are noisy, raucous little bullies, but one of the most intelligent species of birds that I have encountered. My husband and …

Squirrel Video 
Here is a video of one of my 25 squirrels! In this video we are looking out of our front livingroom window and a squirrel is watching us watch him. …

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Bewick's Wren 
Bewick's wren Bewick's wren" alt="USFWS National Digital Library Bewick's wren" width="250" /> Photo Credit: Dave Menke This occurrence, seemingly …

can anyone identify this bird 
On New Years Day he or she was on my deck. There is also a tag on the foot so he may be part of a study and tracking.

The Story of the Nuthatch 
Thanks for all the work you did on this website. Obviously, you're a person with heart. Birds, as I'm sure your well aware, need such champions. Increasingly, …

Beautiful Varied Thrush 
Today I looked out the window and saw two beautiful Varied Thrushes in our backyard. They were enjoying the morsels that the squirrels had dropped from …

Out-of-season Sparrows and a Sandpiper ( 1967) 
We have seen birds in Attawapiskat that seemed to have arrived in the north much too soon ( mid-april ) and it is perhaps here Bird Researchers should …

Hitchhiking Birds ( James Bay & Akimiski Island ) 
I've been trying to tell my story about the hitchhiking birds since the 1970s and the idea of birds riding on geese has never been discussed by Ornithologists. …

Birds Feasting in Ash Tree 
These past two weeks I have been amazed at the variety of birds that have landed in our Ash Tree to feast on the berries. I have attempted to catch most …

Red-breasted Sapsucker 
For the past two years I have been seeing horizontal rows of holes in the trunk of our backyard Ash tree in Renton, WA. Online research told me it …

Amazing Hummingbirds 
I am always amazed by these birds. They will come up to the feeder when I am standing only a couple of feet away. I never get tired of watching them. …

Baby Hawks 
We saw the mother hawk flying around this spring. I finally located the nest and after a lot of patience, I got a picture of the babies. Comment …

Red-Tailed Hawk 
This guy really took us by surprise today. You just never know when a Red Tailed Hawk is going to use your birdbath for a little drink.

Cardinal and Goldfish 
We have a black headed cardinal that has adopted the fish in our pond! He feeds them like his own brood! Any thoughts would be appreciated.Thanks! …

Mallard ducks 
I have a pair of Mallard ducks that visit my front porch every night. They seem to be tame. We can walk up to them and feed them and they do not fear us. …

CEDAR WAXWING 
In the trail I frequently walk I discovered that all the birds that are around in there can be seen much easier in the spring before the lush greens offer …

Seagull & chicks 
Seagulls have always been everywhere I've lived and for the first time in my life I wondered why I've never seen there young? well finally happened …

Great Blue heron 
Here's a beautiful Great Blue Heron we spotted while boating on our favorite lake, on a may weekend a few weeks ago, I took a whole sequence, from flying …

Battle of The Eagles 
The Battle Over Territory Three eagles came together at 5:30am and grabbed each other and twirled around and around, until they hit the garage roof …

Swallows in Bluebird House 
Hello Susan, I was wondering if you can answer a question for me. I built a bluebird house and hung it up near my garden. Swallows have taken to it and …

Morning Doves 
They have nested in the pine tree outside my kitchen window for the 3 years we have lived in our current home. This is the first year I have seen the …

Flocking With Sparrows 
The recent article on flocking with sparrows caused me to do some more checking. There is also a bird known as a Leucistic Sparrow or Gold Sparrow. The …

Red Poll Invasion in Cottage Grove, MN 
I recently noticed my finch feeders we're seeing increased activity from Gold Finches and House Finches. I had so much activity that I added several …

Woodpecker or Sapsucker 
I have tried to sent a copy of a picture of a juvenile sapsucker that looks like the one spotted by Liu in Rolla, Mo. Hopefully picture goes through …

Rufous-Sided Towhee in CA 
A couple of Rufous-sided towhees started visiting my deck after I put out black-hulled sunflower seeds. They hang out with the brown towhees, juncos, chickadees, …

Very Friendly Sandhill cranes 
As you may have seen by my previous submissions I am fortunate to live in a neighborhood that's home to several types of birds. Here's an example of the …

Art (bequik) 
Suet and Feeders 2 Hope you can get a good idea of mounting and cleaning ease

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Common Flickers & Red Bellied Woodpeckers at Feeder 
Now turning colder in Cottage Grove, MN. Had to turn on the heated bird bath to keep the water in the bird bath from freezing. Several common Flickers …

Fall Blue Birds and Blue Jays in Cottage Grove, MN 
We have had a small flock of Bluebirds in our yard this October. Just provide a small hanging feeder full of dried meal worms that can be found at most …

Humming Bird Companions (cont.) 
Two more pics of my humming birds companions.

Cutest little starlings!! 
These 3 little starlings were happy as could be on this beautiful sunny day. They were just singing till their little heart were content!!

baby birds learning to fly on our front porch 
There is a nest of baby birds that are in learning to fly stage, here are some pictures.

Eastern Kingbird.. 
I call them my little tuxedo birds...

Joseph the Gardener 
I saw another owl last night. Owl sighting 1:10am Thursday, at 7300 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, Florida 33707. It is located here in a city garden, …

Tufted Titmouse 
These little birds are the cutest!!!!

Double-crested Cormorant...my first spotting! 
While on my lunch break I visited the lake close by. I looked out onto a very small island in the middle and saw a bird that I had never seen before. the …

Double-crested Cormorant...my first spotting! 
I was by the lake on my lunch break and I look out on a tiny island in the middle and I see some type of bird that resembles some type of dinosaur!! I …

5 Tips For Brand New Birders 
If you’re like the rest of the world, you probably grew up admiring birds instinctively. It’s hard to tell what exactly it is about birds that manage to …

ambitious wren 
A wren is cleaning out my old bird house little piece by little piece. Is this unusual?

I have a bluebird family! 
I am so excited to see a pair of bluebirds in my yard. This is my second year in DE and last year I only seemed to have finches...this year I have all …

Sad-Rare bird hit the window 
I live in St George UT. During the winter, I look forward to a visit by a Rufous Sided Towhee. A brilliant colored bird. Recently I saw one. Then, a bird …

BEAUTIFUL BLUE GROSBEAKS ARE BACK 
This handsome guy has been a regular at feeders for over a week now...a little earlier than previous years.

Osprey in Prince Edward Island Canada 
I have been observing Ospreys at this same nest since 1999. We are at the mouth of a salt water River in Eastern Canada . It is amazing to watch these …

A really weird bird year, 2012 to 2013 
First, I'm sorry but I wasn't able to get any decent pictures, so there are none here. This past winter season has been the most unusual I've seen here …

WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH 
I have a lot of visits from these little cuties.

LOT'S OF ROBINS 
Love these friendly birds

Great Heron 
I live on a canal in Port Charlotte, Florida and just love all the tropical birds. I enjoy photographing them, especially in flight. This is a Great …

Blue Heron...I believe photographed 1/5/13 in TN 
Two blue herons landed at the creek on my dad's farm in TN. This is best photo I could get from their house.

CEDAR WAXING -ROBIN-YELLOW BELLIED SAPSUCKER 
In one of my photos you can see robins and cedar waxing and in the center a yellow bellied sapsucker. I love this time of year when the flocks of robins …

BEAUTIFUL SOUNDS 
Early afternoon today (-3C) in Saskatchewan, I heard a sound in the backyard that I had been waiting for. The sound of a flock of cedar waxwings. They …

Hummingbird Fan 
We have been feeding hummingbirds for years and one afternoon we were watching the "pecking order" of these fierce little creatures. I decided to stand …

Cumberland Plateau, "Big Bird!" 
Hello Ladies and Gents, I keep an eye out for birds but I am not a bird watcher. I guess I am simply a keen lover and observer of nature and my own …

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BABY BLUE GROSBEAK AND DADDY 
Aren't they just beautiful!? Comment Wonderful! Love your feeder, too. Susan

Spotted a female tanager!! 
This beautiful bird is around every evening. Still have not spotted a male...hope I do before they move south!!!

A Baby red-headed woodpecker found one of my grapevines today! 
I have a several adult red-headed woodpeckers come to the suet everyday but the past four days this little beauty has shown up! So cute!

Windy,Storm is my name 
My dog a jack russel anxiously wanted me to follow her she ran out side and back into the house to me. she did this for the whole morning. So I finally …

dont even think about taking my squirrel 
I WAS DRIVING ON A DIRT ROAD IN GA. WHEN I SAW A HAWK IN THE ROAD AHEAD.I STOPPED,GOT OUT OF THE CAR,WALKED UP TO THE HAWK.I THOUGHT IT WOULD FLY AWAY …

A VISIT FROM A HAIRY WOODPECKER AND A RED-BELLIED 
They came came for brunch together. Comment; Sweet!

A DOUBLE WOODPECKER VISIT 
Love these beautiful birds! Comment Thank you Shirl for sharing your photos. Susan

Baby hummers are out and about 
My first two male hummers came may 12 in the morning. My female hummers showed up last week of may. The females had their nests in my dogwood tree. I …

FEMALE HAIRY WOODPECKER 
I have multiple visits from red-headed and red-bellied woodpeckers per day but the last two day this little lady has been at the suet feeder. The red-headed …

bird id? 
i was reading outside, when i looked up and happened to notice a medium sized bird, about that of a small woodpecker, perched on a branch above my willow …

Re:What is this cute bird in Lincolnton, NC? 
Is this the bird you saw? Does anyone know what it is??

Two Fledglings and Four Eggs 
I finally managed to get one good picture of the Twins. Their picture screams out for a caption. My maternal grandfather was a carpenter and a cabinet …

Big Blue, Mama Blue, Baby Blue Times Two 
I live in south-central Ohio. Since early spring I have been observing a male and female Eastern Bluebird nesting in my birdhouse. Next to the birdhouse, …

SHARING THE SUET 
A red-headed woodpecker and a blue jay sharing a bit to eat. Comment; Gorgeous photo! Susan

IS THIS AN ORCHARD ORIOLE AND IT'S BABY? 
I was watering and spotted these two beauties. The adult was playing in the sprinkler and the baby was on a pine limb above. The beak looks more like Baltimore …

Backyard birds beware.... 
Yesterday (6/16), I saw a hawk, Cooper's Hawk, I believe, make quick work of a Mockingbird in my back yard. I hope it was just passing thru since I have …

Birds In my Yard! 
I never understood why people would want to bird watch. Inow understand, We have a vacation home in Seven Bays Wa. I have become a bird lover and watcher. …

birding is fun!! 
I am a 12 year old girl and i have recently started feeding the birds. I started feeding them because i wanted a pet bird for a long time (but my parenets …

BABY EASTERN BLUEBIRD 
This little guy or gal is hanging around what I assume our his parents while they build another nest. Soo cute. Comment What a little darling! …

EASTERN KINGBIRD 
I have tried for years to get a picture of this great looking bird and today was the day. I saw him or her on one of the birdbaths in my front yard and …

MALE AND FEMALE GROSBEAK'S 
I finally caught these two beauties on the feeder together this morning...was seeing both several times a day just not together! Comment: Hard …

MALE AND FEMALE GROSBEAK'S 
I finally caught these two beauties on the feeder together this morning...was seeing both several times a day just not together! Comment: Hard …

Is this a female blue grosbeak or maybe a female indigo bunting? 
The male blue grosbeak is still here everyday but had not seen a female unless this is one. I also get indigo buntings here in the summer but have not …

Red-headed woodpecker in my yard this morning! 
He has been back and forth to feeders all day! Hope he calls my yard his home!

Red-headed woodpecker this morning with a blue grosbeak looking on! 
Woke up to a wonderful sight this morning. I didn't see any red=headed woodpeckers last year but this beauty has been around all day! Was lucky enough …

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Are these European Starling? 
They have a nest in the gutter on my roof. Yellow beak and orange legs... Comment Yes, that's the foliage of a breeding adult. Susan

Mourning doves in love! 
Spotted these two this evening in my backyard! Sorry about the quality of the photo but they were high up in a tree! Comment Mr dove really is an incessant …

The Tale of the Baby Pigeon 
I had to pick up a prescription at our local CVS pharmacy when I spotted a box in the front of the store. Inside was the ugliest creature. Turns out it …

Great crested insect catcher sighting today! 
They are here every year around this time!

First sighting this year of the Blue Grosbeak!!!!!!!! 
Beautiful Blue Grosbeak this morning!!! Comment Lucky you, Shirl! There he is dining with his Cardinal cousin, having returned from his wintering …

Wintering Over 
I haven't always been a bird watcher except in the casual sense but, the summer after I moved to the foothills near Sonora, California, I found enjoyment …

Ann 
I was just outside on my patio and saw the doves had come back to the same Ficus tree they nested in last year to start over again. Daddy dove had a twig …

Male Hairy Woodpecker 
This beauty takes turns with a red-bellied woodpecker at the suet feeder several times a day!

Red bellied woodpecker lives in my backyard 
I love this bird! He visits up to 10 times a day!

Yellow bellied sapsucker taken 1-26-12 
Have many of these beauties around this time of year!

Beautiful male and female cardinals taken 1-26-12 
Beautiful male and female cardinals!

Sharp Shinned Hawk 
This hawk paid my backyard a couple of days ago. Needless to say the birds that feed on my feeders hid out for a bit!

Bird Attacks 
This is from a relative today out with her kids and the family and was attacked in a strange way for no known cause. They all went to her parents like …

Cormorant Playing With Fish 
Cormorant played with fish for 5 minutes, then swallowed it whole!

The Titmouse 
I have a titmouse that for the past 3 weeks has attacked my house windows and especially my smart car windows. I saw him stand on the outside …

Leucistic Pied Canada Goose 
Last week I was out shopping and swung by my local bank. There in the lawn was a small group of geese (Canada Goose) which I stopped to admire. Then …

Northern Cardinals Peanut Eating 
I finally got a good short video of northern cardinals getting whole peanuts. This spring I watched a female cardinal sitting back nearby the whole peanuts …

Yellow-headed Caracara 
It was 5.00 in the afternoon my brother and I stopped to talk to each other on the highway. We were drawn away from conversation when the Yellow-headed …

Boat tailed grackle 
They are here all summer but liked this shot on bird bath..females are here too..a rust color.

Yellow bellied Sapsucker 
Dropped by in April to pay a visit.

Great Crested Flycatcher and Redheaded Woodpecker in my back yard 
The Great crested flycatcher built a nest in house I made out of a flowerpot. The redheaded woodpecker enjoyed some seed!

I took these minutes ago... 
I believe the red birds are purple finch but I am not sure. The yellow one is a female painted bunting...my lucky day! Glad I waled out on the deck at …

I think this new regular visitor is a baby red headed woodpecker 
Think it is a baby red headed woodpecker. I see the red bellied everyday. Last year the red headed was here everyday.

I think this new regular visitor is a baby red headed woodpecker 
Think it is a baby red headed woodpecker. I see the red bellied everyday. Last year the red headed was here everyday.

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Eagles and Vultures and Herons! Oh my! 
Last week-end we visited the San Juan Islands in the Juan de Fuca Sound south of British Columbia. We saw a lot on wildlife. In particular, we saw Bald …

Last night woodpecker visits. 
I sit on my back porch every early evening and look at all the birds. Last evening these two red bellied woodpeckers came for a bit to eat. Just love them. …

The Peanut Vending Machine 
I built this peanut vending machine. One side dispenses long peanuts and the other one has round short ones. I made this thing to experiment …

Black-capped Chickadee skinning a field mouse for nest material 
I was at Grey Abbey Park by the lake, near my house. I was there hoping to photograph a day Moon rise. Instead I was entertained by the most fascinating …

Yellow-headed Blackbirds 
This week - the end of April - saw the return of the Yellow-headed blackbirds to my neighbourhood. They arrive long after the return of the red-breasted …

unusual bird sitting in the parking lot 
sunday morning my grand daughter and I noticed a small bird with brown wings,and two black rings around the neck,white or lightcolor breast just sitting …

Surprise in a tree 
Looking out my backyard, I spotted this bird in the tree. It stayed long enough for me to get my camera and take this pic. Can anyone identify this bird. …

Doves---the love birds Jan Krier 
Last summer on July 4th my family was gathered at my home. My oldest son had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer and was treated with radiation and chemotherapy …

Bold California Quail!!! 
My orange tabby came charging into the garage last evening. When we looked out to see what was out there (we have had a bear visit us lately) it wasn't …

Standing Room Only 
Hi Susan I wish I could get a better shot of it but sometimes we have 15-20 birds at the feeder at once. They are such a joy to watch. Mike

my tufted titmice 
I have some tufted titmice coming to my yard. It is so cool because I just got into bird watching. I love it I have made several homemade birdfeeders …

Orioles 
Do only the males feed their young? We are seeing several males coming to the feeders, but never a female. Does he feed both? KRIS - Hartford, WI …

Sweet Humming bird 
I finally captured a picture, they are silly and chase each other all the time, so its very hard to capture them!

A Family is Here 
I put up a bird house around fall and now after some months I finally have a family in the bird house. I think the type of bird is a sparrow. I am …

Pelican on Lake Erie 
A few years ago a brown pelican was spotted off our beach in Ashtabula County east of Conneaut, Ohio. A rare sight indeed! Audubon "boaters" identified …

The String and the Hummingbird 
A few years ago I was visiting my mother in mid-April here in Ohio. We were sitting on the porch early in this morning when a hummingbird flew right …

Hummingbird versus a Hawk 
Hi to all, Last Summer I saw a Hawk sitting on top of my Hopper feeder.I then saw a Humming bird fly right up to the face of this hawk, within a foot …

American Redstart 
Here a cute little bird I had never noticed before in the trail I've been visiting a little more often now that I've discovered that there is a big variety …

Watch Out for the Crows of Berlin! 
Crows are mischievous rascals, extraordinarily clever, with the most highly developed brains that any of our birds possess. Every year, at this time, …

The Great Blue #2 
Couldn't share only one , he was to beautiful Here he is in flight!!! Comment Gorgeous!

Wow, you see that! 
Wow, you see that!

It's mine, no mine, no mine, is not. 
Our Brewers can get feisty at times. Hope you enjoy.

Barred Owl 
A neighbour feeds the birds all winter and I started going over to take pictures, of course along with the birds came the squirrels, one day he told me …

Bird Migration is in Full Force 
It is one of the great wonders of the world. Billions of birds are flying northward across North America and it is taking place this very moment! …

Brewers Blackbird 
Was there ever a family so poorly matched as the blackbird and oriole clan? What traits are common to every member of it? Not one, that I know. Some …

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A pair of Muscovy Ducks 
I saw these two Muscovy Ducks while I was out kayaking in the fore bay below Lake Oroville in northern California. They must be feral ducks since this …

Canada Guard Goose 
My brother-in-law and I were were doing a combined kayaking, geocaching and bird watching trip when we took this picture. We stopped at this island on …

Bird Feeder Video 
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Bird Food Recipes:

This is where you can swap bird food recipes with other readers. Making your own bird food is not only fun and easy it is also economical. You will be surprised at how easy these recipes are to put together. Many of these recipes include common ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

Bird Watching Clubs:

If you are a member of a local bird watching club please tell us about your activities. What kind of programs do you offer? When do you meet? Where do you meet? Tell us anything you want.

Backyard Birds:

This topic is wide open to anything to do with backyard birds. Tell us about your favorite backyard birds and how you attract them. What is your favorite style of bird feeder? What type of bird food do you use most often? Tell us anything you want to here.

American Goldfinches:

Tell us about the American Goldfinches visiting your feeders. How do you attract them? What style of bird feeder do you have? What type of bird food do you use? 

Northern Cardinals:

Tell us about the Northern Cardinals visiting your feeders. How do you attract them? What style of bird feeder do you have? What type of bird food do you use? 

American Robins:

Tell us about the American Robins visiting your feeders. How do you attract them? What style of bird feeder do you have? What type of bird food do you use? 

Pileated Woodpeckers:

Tell us about the Pileated Woodpeckers visiting your feeders. How do you attract them? What style of bird feeder do you have? What type of bird food do you use? 

Black capped Chickadees:

Tell us about the Black capped Chickadees visiting your feeders. How do you attract them? What style of bird feeder do you have? What type of bird food do you use? 

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks:

Tell us about the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks visiting your feeders. How do you attract them? What style of bird feeder do you have? What type of bird food do you use? 

Gray Jay:

Tell us about the Gray Jays visiting your feeders. How do you attract them? What style of bird feeder do you have? What type of bird food do you use? 

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Tell us about the Red-bellied Woodpeckers visiting your feeders. How do you attract them? What style of bird feeder do you have? What type of bird food do you use?

Northern Flicker

Tell us about the Northern Flickers visiting your yard. Have you ever found their nest? What were they doing when you saw them?

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

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Mourning Dove

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