Friday, May 24, 2013

Chilly Hummer

This poor girl doesn't look like she's enjoying the cold snap we're having.  With temps in the 30's and a freeze warning, she may have to resort to torpor tonight.  It seems to happen every year after they get here, but Mother Nature gave her the mechanisms she needs to cope and survive.

Pine Siskin

A chilly wet morning with a few Pine Siskin still in the area.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

He wanted to make sure I got his good side!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Orchard Oriole

A male Orchard Oriole in the rain and quite far away, but clearly recognizable in this shot.

Monday, May 20, 2013

White-crowned Sparrow

Showing off his beautiful white crown for me before he continues his migration journey north!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Perfect Spring Day!

A walk in the woods...

A lovely Doe

Great Crested Flycatcher

Canada Gosling eating wildflowers

Bleeding Hearts

The Waxing Gibbous Moon

Saturday, May 18, 2013


It was mostly cloudy all day long but a wonderful sunset appeared in our back yard at the very end of the day.  

Pine Siskin

We've had quite a few Pine Siskin at the feeders over the last few days.  There appears to be a flock with at least 12 of them today.

Busy Goldfinch

Actually this seems a bit odd.  Goldfinch don't usually build their nests until late June and into July around here.  This guy is wasting no time in getting it done now.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


This amazing songbird spends its winters in South America, well south of the equator.  It normally travels at least 6,000 miles one way during migration.  This guy may have come from as far away as Argentina!

Yellow Warblers

Magnolia Warbler