Painting Bunting!!!


Holy Smokes!! This is a bird I’ve been waiting to see!! Again, I seem to be forever apologizing for the poor image quality of my pictures, but this is our first Painting Bunting sighting ever! If you could have seen me running around trying to grab the camera before it flew away! Oh they are lovely! I don’t really believe we have the best habitat for them, but have been hoping to see them! I hope he visits ALOT!

Black-capped Chickadees


Wow! What a season! A Carolina Wren, some Blues visiting boxes and now Black-capped Chickadees are all nesting in my backyard!! Craziness indeed! Really in the scheme of things these makes me very happy and is so exciting, though slightly worrying as well. We have been watching the chickadees scurry in and out of the nestbox on the fence but hadn’t peeked inside to get shots of the eggs. We noticed the mom going in with worms and so I had spouse check


the box. I think these are pretty new! No parents bothered us while we peeked, Notice how nice and downy soft the nest looks! So cozy!

House Finches


We noticed these dainty sounding birds at the feeder and I have to admit, because they are bit bland we did not investigate really until we kept seeing them. These are a first for us this year. So we have seen a couple firsts this year. Anyway, they do have the sweetest sound and seem to enjoy the no mess bird feed (from Wildbirds Unlimited). You can see by the picture I have way too much going on here mostly likely as far as feeders go. I do like to see all the birds busily getting to the feeders, these birds do not seem aggressive and seem to flutter away when other birds come to feed. They have a very sweet sound, that is very pleasing and we have found they that they tend to visit in pairs.