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.
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.
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
The lousy weather lately has made it a little difficult to get out with the camera. I did manage to get another good one of a female cardinal the other day.
This female cardinal was keeping a wary eye on me as it ate at the feeder. They are usually less cautious than the males but this one was being careful. It also had to share with the chickadee flying in from behind.
This young owl came down from its nest in my neighbors yard. It hung around for a while and then made its way off into the timber. It was last seen later in the day, a few feet up on a fallen tree. I really … Continue readingImmature Great Horned Owl
The goldfinches are in full summer color now. It was a beautiful, warm morning and I had seven of these clustered around the feeder.