Saturday, July 31, 2010

Swallows

Cliff Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Barn Swallow


We took the boat out again to keep track of the swallows that live under the bridge that goes over the stream that feeds Lake Nelson. Both the barn swallows and the more rare cliff swallows appeared to be caring for fledglings. We could occasionally see a baby cliff swallow through the opening of the nest.

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Red Bellied Woodpecker at the suet feeder

Red Bellied Woodpecker
Red Bellied Woodpecker Red Bellied Woodpecker
This juvenile Red Bellied Woodpecker is just turning red.

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House Wren Feeding

House Wren Feeding

The house wrens have been busy feeding their young. We still haven't been able to spot one, but we are happy to know they are being well cared for. Once, we saw both parents approach the nest. After one fed, the other transferred its insect to its mate so the mate could finish feeding.

Our cat is a little less happy. Although he's an indoor cat, we let him go out on the deck. One day, a wren was on the railing scolding him for being out.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Summer Wrens


When the wrens start catching insects and returning to the nest every minute or two, we can be sure there are baby birds inside. We'll be watching closely for little mouths to be at the bird house door soon.

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Another birdwatcher just stopping by.

July 27, 2010 at 7:17 AM  

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Baldy, the juvenile red-bellied woodpecker

red-bellied woodpecker

We've seen this juvenile red-bellied woodpecker a few time this past week. We nickname juveniles "baldy" because we think they are funny looking until the head gets some red color.

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White Breasted Nuthatch

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