Glenn and I have had some fun getting pictures of how a chickadee holds a seed. He has some good ones ... and here are my best I took today.…Continue
I have been busy in my office yesterday and didn't get a chance to post this. I clipped my grape vine on Friday. For everyone who doesn't know, a grape vine will just drip sugar water on the clipped ends. It can be messy where it drips on wood. Turns the wood black. I have had the hummingbird here sipping on the ends of the grape vine and visiting the feeder on the Magnolia Tree. Just hope the weather turns to some warm dry days. Have a pair of Chipping Sparrows picking up nest…Continue
Added by Janet L. MacMillan on May 12, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
I worked out in the backyard today. I had 5 White throated Sparrows around forgaging in the parts where I haven't raked.This is the highest number of these guys I have had at once in the yard. The robin is sitting on a nest on the fence line. I also have a pair of House Finch coming to the mixed seed feeders. The male House Finch is very brightly coloured. I am trying to get a picture of him. I have my hummingbird feeders out but haven't seen any hummingbirds yet.
I am still…Continue
Added by Janet L. MacMillan on May 7, 2013 at 8:24pm — No Comments
I was out in the yard most of the morning. Of course both mockingbirds were around eating the grapes. I have found a robin's nest on the fence. The robin is continuing putting nest material in it. The robins and mockinbirds seem to have settled their differences. I also have a Chipping Sparrow singing. The chickadees are busy at the nest hole. It was so nice to hear and see the Tree Swallows overhead. I have 2 neighbours who have nest boxes where the Tree Swallows nest. I am…Continue
I spend another afternoon in the backyard watching the birds with my birding buddy Alain Clavette. He drove into the driveway and had a small bag with him. I was sure it was a present for me. No it was large purple grapes for the mockingbirds. We hung them on the trees in the backyard and waited. Alain took some more pictures of the 2 mockingbirds. I just hope the light was right and no branches in the way this time. I am watching these 2 birds and I hope to find where and if they…Continue
Added by Janet L. MacMillan on May 2, 2013 at 7:39pm — No Comments
There is a Great horned Owl nesting on one of the osprey platform nest near the exit to Cape Tourmentine, much to the chagrin of 2 circling ospreys!
Saw all this stuff between McGowans Corner and the old TCH bridge just before Jemseg ... all along the Saint John River ... with the exception of the SS Hawk which I saw on Route 10 Albrights Corner on the way back home. No warblers that I could find.
When that eagle was approaching with a long tail, I had no idea what it was ... had me going for a few minutes. The duck on the wooden box is a female Wood Duck I believe and the next one is when it took off ... had no time for a…Continue
My backyard Northern Mockingbird was making some noises and staring to singing on Tuesday morning.These were different noises I had heard. Up till than the bird had just made chewk and churrs calls. I had been told by birders that if the bird started to sing it was a male. So took a video of the performance and come to the conclusion it was maybe a male. I had to do some shopping so when we drove into the driveway I couldn't believe my eyes. In the crab apple…Continue
Added by Janet L. MacMillan on April 12, 2013 at 11:42am — No Comments
My first robin came to my yard yesterday. The Northern Mockingbird is still here. The House Finches are back and singing. I have a Song Sparrow in the yard singing also. Still have 5 juncos feeding. This morning I filled up the niger socks in front and back, sunflower feeders and mixed feeders. My feeders were empty. I still have quite a few Common Red Polls eating niger. Of course I have a pair of chickadees here feeding. The Mockingbird is still chasing any grackles who come…Continue
Yesterday was my last day doing the Project Feeder Watch. It was a very unusual day. First thing in the morning I had a 100 plus Common Red Polls come into the yard to feed. Emptied 3 niger feeders, sunflower feeders and mixed seeds. They were all over the front and backyard. Than they took off in flight and I had a nice wave of Red Polls. Around noon the rain started and a Sharp Shinned Hawk sat in the my feeder tree just watching for a snack. This bird stayed for over a hour. I…Continue
Added by Janet L. MacMillan on April 2, 2013 at 11:47am — No Comments
Here is a great video about a pair of binoculars I hope some of us will have for the Hawk Watch, so we can all try them out. WANT!!!
Wild Turkey Binos
Have a great one ;)
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE....HAPPY BIRDINGContinue
May you all have a Happy Easter Season with lots of…Continue
You are lucky to have the cardinal singing. When I get up I usually hear the Crows. In the last few days however I have been hearing the House Finch. The Mourning Doves are cooing and the chickadees are whistling and using the feebee call. The mockingbird is still here. Just hearing a scolding call from this bird when any bird gets near the tree that the bird has claimed. Although we had freezing rain and snow yesterday I am sure spring is coming.
Added by Janet L. MacMillan on March 28, 2013 at 8:53am — No Comments
Now some people start their mornings with the alarm, some start them with music or the weather network....go figure...
But for me , I love the sounds of Nature. When I lived at Crawford Lake, I would fall asleep and awake to the sound of the Loon calling. That was totally Awesome, and when I went to Grand Manaan in May I used to hear the Geese out on the bay and the fog horn..better then an alarm clock.
Now, I think I get the best sound of all, though I might way it to the…Continue
CBC News Link about a Sandhill Crane that got wounded by a golf ball. Interesting work done and to be done. Some of the comments were kind of funny but the bird probably doesn't find it very funny.
I filled all my feeders this morning because they were nearly empty. I will be away for the weekend and want the birds to have some food. I still have a large flock of Common Red Polls at the niger socks (front and back). The Northern Mockingbird is still guarding the back tree. Eating the peanuts, suet and fruit I put out. My chickadees are around and I am hoping they will nest in or around my yard. They are in and out the nest box and the hole in the tree in the front. I had 15…Continue
I love this time of year, it's the start of things. You go out in the woods over the winter and you might hear a chickadee or a nut hatch, the occasional woodpecker but not much else ...except the cracking and creaking of trees in the cold.
But when March comes you begin to hear life coming back into the woods, you hear the water running under the snow as things begin to thaw. The brooks begin to run, and animals start to…Continue
Dwayne mentioned these pictures so I went searching and found them.I guess I will post them all but if too many they can be deleted.Anyway one sunny morning I was sitting in the garden and saw this little cutie robbing some nesting goodies from a quilt that was hanging on the neighbors clothesline.I had to crouch behind a tree to get the pictures.She did see me and gave me a look over but I guess she didn't find me a threat because she just kept coming for more ... lol.…Continue