This summer, as I watch to see which birds are regular neighbors, I have noticed that the Red-breasted Nuthatches are here every day – but I have not seen any White-breasted Nuthatches at all. Today a flash of white caught my eye through the window and – yes! There was a handsome White-breasted Nutty poking around my bushes and checking out my feeder. I grabbed my camera and snuck outside and only managed to get a quick shot before he was gone – but it’s still exciting to know it’s possible to see them in my yard.
I see Crows quite often in my neighborhood but seeing a Raven is much more rare. Today I heard one calling loudly and there’s no mistaking that gutteral sound… a Raven!
I found him on a neighboring rooftop and snapped a photo. One more for my Yard List this year
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Well, after the cold rainy days – we had a brief snow overnight… the weather here is always changing so it won’t last, but still it’s no picnic to wake up to. I headed outside around ten to do the usual bird watching and hoping to see the Catbird again.
Let’s see who was out and about…
And aha! I see the Catbird again, and this time he’s having lunch in my tree
After lunch he hopped over to the Mayday tree where I was able to take a couple more pictures through the branches. He’s such a beautiful bird.
This is the first American Redstart I’ve ever seen and positively identified It’s an interesting name that matches the male bird perfectly but the female or juveniles? Not so much!
I wish I could have taken a video of the way it flew from tree to tree – showing off her tail… probably the prettiest small bird flight I’ve seen. I love my backyard. Blessed.