We love watching "our" birds every morning as we enjoy our coffee. One of the true blessings of retired life is sitting in your chair and seeing cardinals and finches eating and bluebirds all around their house. Thanks for the list.
Backyard bird watching in Summer is much less than other seasons, but still exciting. Our feeder foods are not as tasty as what Mother Nature has about. Mostly today (and lately) in the yard have Titmice, Chickadee, BlueBirds, Wrens, Cardinals, Doves, Finches, and Woodpeckers.
I do have this Pine Warbler today. That may be my favorite Winter bird, seldom see one in Summer.
Don't know where you live, but it is too early for them in the UpState. It is a great bird, but I surely hope they don't show up here this year. Unlike most migrants who return each year to the same area, migration by this bird is highly variable (known as irruptive).
I do not Hunt per say anymore; but, I still visit my deer stand on the farm many times during the season for the sole purpose of "lstening to the woods wake up." It's a great feeling to see the sun peek up over the horizon and the woods come alive with sounds. Nature is an amazing thing. More people should get out and enjoy the outdoors. Go Tigers
spend Friday nights in the upstate? If you do, I can put you in a stand before dawn if we have a late gametime - 3:30 pr a night game. Plenty of time to hunt most of the morning and still get to the game on time.
I like the song of the blue bird. It's very distinctive and unique. They're very territorial which I found surprising until I put a cedar blue bird box on my house and caught a few fighting over it. They really go at it. But the Grosbeak is stunning. It favors a cardinal but instead of red it's a pretty blue.
There's a different looking bird that has been staying outside my bedroom window at our place in Sturgis. Doesn't seem to want to leave. The guy's I'm with say taking a shower might make him leave. Whut???
Wish I could have been there. They will use the same nest each year so check back.
Often folks "think" they saw an Eagle (most times a Hawk or Osprey). An adult Eagle flying over chills one to the bone. It takes 4 years to get the white head. The Tugaloo has many.
We can thank CLEMSON for that. Not long back Eagles were dying. Students looked into it. Coots were eating poison algae, and Eagles were eating them. The algae was cleaned up and Eagles again soar over Hartwell.
Most don't know, but the tiny Chickadee is a leader. In Winter other species will follow him around. The mixed "flock" will make a circle over their territory, and hit your place often if it is in the circle.
Finches eat most of the feeder food. Attract Finches and all birds in the area will follow. Feed the Finches if you want to attract birds.
Don’t care for the blue jays since they will eat other bird’s eggs and even their hatchlings. A couple of years ago, a robin nested on a limb outside my kitchen window and the jays got her babies the first day they hatched
he must have been swooping down for his prey because he did not see my SUV barreling down Indian River Drive. Fortunately, the lucky bugger barely missed my windshield and went over the car. It definitely was not a Snowy Owl, they are extremely rare in Florida. I am guessing a Burrowing Owl, but I am not an expert.
We also see Osprey and Bald Eagles on a regular basis, Osprey can be spotted here on a daily basis fishing the rivers. Bald eagles can be seen a few times a year if you keep your eyes peeled.
Birds of prey are my favorite kind, except turkey vultures, I see about 4-50 of those a day if I choose to go outdoors. They do an excellent job of keeping Florida's highways clean,. we have no need for county animal collection services.
Owls are fun. I would say the most feared bird of prey in this area is the 'Great Horned Owl' which can easily carry off your cat. My yard is a place the smaller Screech Owls hang. They are amazing hunters, will grab up a mouse I did not notice.
Pair of Barred Owls in my backyard. Looking for weeks at a storm damaged tree as a possible nesting site. Must have found another. Haven’t seen in weeks. Still hear them early, just before sunrise. Beautiful birds.
Watching three falcons ripping through the sky around my house lately.
confuse when it landed in the tree above me when I was sitting with my turkey call and would make low chirping sounds. It would look for an easy meal and couldn’t find anything- every time it would look away, I made another sound and it would look again
We have a pair of green herons that return to our pond every year, them and the Kingfishers are my favorite.
We have quite a few ospreys and bald eagles that visit as well. A couple of years ago I added twenty juvenile grass carp to the pond to help control the algae. A couple of months later while I was mowing, a bald eagle swiped one of those grass carp from the surface and flew directly over my head with it in it’s talons. I hollered at the eagle and told him that fish cost me $15.
We just had a pretty hard, steady rain, and some thunder and lightning here that lasted for nearly 30 minutes. All birds disappeared from sight, not near the feeders. Except the Hummingbirds, which continued to stream to their feeder like nothing was different.
Hummingbirds not hitting the feeder this year. Wife hung 2 hanging baskets that they are loving. Only seen like 1 or 2 even go to the feeder. If the plants are bringing them in then it’s all good just easier to see at the feeder.
in his backyard - not always as labeled- Bought what was marked as a green bell pepper this Spring and got peppers that could be described as either black or dark purple. My lantana have come back each year for at least 4 years and have bloomed well until this year - one yellow and one with multi-colored, orange, red & yellow or gold mixed in.