There are a lot of these around but they are kind of shy. I looked up some information about them and found out the oldest known red bellied was over 12 years old. I had no idea birds lived that long.
This is the third titmouse photo in a row, but they are fun to photograph. They have become one of my favorite birds. Almost always around the feeders, they fly in and out and jump around constantly.
Another picture of a tufted titmouse. They are busy birds and are around all the time. They are hard to photograph though since they are constantly on the move like most small birds. The lousy weather lately has made it hard to get out with … Continue readingTufted Titmouse
The clouds cleared out for part of the day today and I managed a little time watching the birds at the feeder. The goldfinches and black capped chickadees were around but this tufted titmouse gave me the best opportunity for a picture.
Halloween is approaching and the days are getting short. In the fall the trees aren’t the only things that get colorful. The sunsets always seem to show off this time of year. The cloudy days that end with the sun making a late appearance seem … Continue readingHalloween is Approaching
The sun rising over a field of soybeans that are ready for harvest.
The moon on October 4th. Cool clear nights are here now and the moon is bright.
The cardinals are going through their fall molt now and look a little rough. This one looks like it must have molted early and is mostly back to normal.
This praying mantis was on the outside of our french doors yesterday. I’m not sure if he was trying to stay out of the rain or just hanging out. When the rain stopped and the sun came out for a bit, I manged to get … Continue readingPraying Mantis
I’m not sure if this is a female or an immature bird, but either way it will be gone soon. The long flight to Florida or Mexico will start in a couple weeks and we won’t see them again until next spring. This is one … Continue readingRuby-Throated Hummingbird