Category: Birds


Blue Jay

I finally got a Blue Jay by putting seeds on the deck. A lot of the bigger birds are ground feeders. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Jay

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Downy Woodpecker

Here is a picture from the Internet of the Downy Headed Woodpecker. We have three types of woodpeckers that visit. See older posts for the other ones.

And here is a picture of a Downy Headed Woodpecker outside of our kitchen window. They love to eat the suet cakes that have peanuts in them.

German Duck

This duck and his friends were hanging around the castle. They eat handouts from the tourists. The castle is stunning and the gardens are gorgeous.

The Yellow Rumped Warbler

Besides being cute, and having a cool name, this is the first time we have seen this little guy. We’re not 100% sure about the identification but it looked like the closest match. We’re pretty confident that it’s a warbler that visiting.

The evil murderous Brown Headed Cow bird. We don’t like these guys because, when it is time to nest, they toss the babies out of another bird’s nest and take it over as their own.

The ubiquitous black crow.

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

We have a nice pair of mourning doves visiting now. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mourning_Dove

Here is one of the Mourning Doves that visits our deck.

Here is a picture of our little friend puffing his chest.

Turkey Vulture

The Turkey Vulture. Usually, if you pay attention,  you can see these when you are driving around. There will often be a group slowing circling high in the sky, riding the thermals, waiting for their meal to be ready… Every once in a while you will see one along the road, feasting on some fresh road kill, yuk.

Carolina Wren

The Carolina Wren.

The Northern Mockingbird. They are best known for their habit of mimicking the songs of other birds and even the sounds of insects and amphibians, often loudly and in rapid succession.