Category Archives: Birds

Critters 7_28_20

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Chimpmunks and Raven

Wildlife visitors to our little home biome!

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Moth and bluebird.

A couple of critters spotted over the last week.

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Owl enjoying the sunset 5_18_20

As usual, I was photographing the evening’s sunset when this great horned owl flew into a nearby tree. We both sat for a long while watching the twilight colors until he rose up and silently flew away.

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Happy hour

A female ladder-backed woodpecker bellying up to the bar.

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Black-chinned hummingbird and his love dance

The video is of the black-chinned hummingbird (in the photo above) doing its mating flight. Males fly up and down in a U-shape in front of a female. This flight is pretty short; they usually fly up pretty high and … Continue reading

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Cavalcade of critters

Birds, bugs, snakes and flowers all making appearances now that the temperatures are warming up.

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Thrasher nest, final episode.

Kids grow up so fast!

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Curve-billed thrasher nest

Our first visible nest of the Spring. These birds seem to like our casa as they are always hanging around.

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Black-chinned Hummingbird 4_28_20

Three of these fellows are now fighting over the feeder. They are also doing the mating flight where they dive and ascend in a u-shape over a resting female while making a buzzing noise. Fun to watch.

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