My First Sora

When I visited our wetlands a couple of weeks ago, right after they cleared some of the reeds, I was surprised with the opportunity to see a sora foraging for food in full view. I would have missed him had it not been for the friendly birder sharing his discovery with passers by. I have…

From the family of Silky Flycatchers: Phainopepla

This amazing bird landed ahead of me as I walked along the wetland trail yesterday. My MO is to snap away and determine what it is later. But I was so curious about this bird. I have never seen a bird like this that I remember. Maybe I am more observant than I have been…

Squabble at the feeder

I watched these two flutter around the feeder for a bit. It may appear that the tiny hummingbird was scared off. Let me tell you he’s a tough little fella. He still got his lunch! I am fascinated watching the birds at our hummingbird feeder. Finches, woodpeckers and yes the little hummingbirds. We even have…

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge B&W

This past week we visited a unique local petting zoo. My niece was focused on the very sweet, very eager goats. She loved them! When I saw Lisa’s Bird Weekly Challenge for black and white, I decided to edit a few of the strange and unique birds I photographed at the petting zoo. I do…

Grebe vs. …fish?

Yesterday at the wetlands I was watching this little grebe in a water fight with something. I thought it was some kind of water grass or plant. He was really splashing up a storm. The lighting was bad, but I snapped away with my lens zoomed in, trying to figure out what he was up…