Thursday, September 18, 2014

More friends

Mocker looking a bit ratty on the watch for food.
Gorgeous young robin
Sipping from rock runoff
It's been a while since I've seen a female finch.
The downy also finding food
I had been watching this starling eat berries, then in one split second it spit up, back came the berry.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Ah, it's a redstart, female. How nice, something other than the "regulars."
And then there's the  less than cooperative subject. When it's good action I'll shoot through leaves. B/W caught good lunch.
And then there's the odd "bird".  Love the style.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Still watching behavior

Lots of robins doing their thing... anting, looking for food. I've seen new fledglings on West End Avenue. Awfully late for new babies.
I heard the catbird. Stopped to watch. Yummy food. Big meal. It snatched the bug out of a crevice in a tree.
First thought: a bagel??? No, a huge mushroom. The whole thing got eaten.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Right downstairs

Right out the door... at fountain...  female redstart. It was going for bugs, mostly ants. I could see the bugs. The other birds were interested in bathing. Not the redstart.
Different diet for wary robin in driveway. The crab apples are falling. Easy pickings. The only problem is the birds are getting drunk on fermented food.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Not hiking too far

Not much time to go off on jaunts, so what do I meet first? Cat-sized rat, oh joy!
I watch sparrow. Sparrow eye-balls me.
Very young cardinal.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Relaxing a bit

Heard the snap first, kingbird captured bug. It happened too fast for a picture.

Goose with mohawk. Love the "hair style".
Nectar sucking.
I'm working on several projects, so will be posting less often for the next two weeks.