Birds: Interesting and Returning

Items that do not fit the categories above.
Forum rules
Please do not use this forum to advertise, sell photos or other products or promote a commercial website. For more details, please see the Terms of Use you agreed to when joining the forum.
Post Reply
User avatar
kimo
Posts: 654
Joined: 9/6/2008
14ers: List not added

Re: Birds: Interesting and Returning

Post by kimo » Thu May 07, 2020 8:18 am

Thanks Greenonion!

Over the past few days we've noticed a couple house wrens bouncing around our yard. Last night we saw one wren exploring an empty nest box we have in the back corner. This morning the little bird was carrying nesting material into the nest box. We have two nest boxes in our yard and now both are being used. It is so satisfying to give these birds a home. :-D

Last weekend we were driving through our county when my wife noticed a dark shadow in a scraggly cottonwood beside the road. I pulled to the side and parked. To my amazement it was a family of great horned owls.

ImageGreat horned owls by Kimo Boeche, on Flickr

ImageGreat horned owls by Kimo Boeche, on Flickr
User avatar
highpilgrim
Posts: 3075
Joined: 3/14/2008
14ers: 58
13ers: 82 1
Trip Reports (1)

Re: Birds: Interesting and Returning

Post by highpilgrim » Mon May 11, 2020 8:54 am

My resident Cooper Hawk

.
coop on the wing smaller.jpg
coop on the wing smaller.jpg (198.71 KiB) Viewed 1443 times
.
sprinting coop small.jpg
sprinting coop small.jpg (211.11 KiB) Viewed 1440 times
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
Hunter S Thompson

Walk away from the droning and leave the hive behind.
Dick Derkase
User avatar
dwoodward13
Posts: 437
Joined: 3/26/2011
14ers: 58 12
13ers: 102 3
Trip Reports (1)

Re: Birds: Interesting and Returning

Post by dwoodward13 » Mon May 11, 2020 9:23 am

Finally found a Burrowing Owl this past weekend. Such cool birds and interesting to watch!
Attachments
burrowingow.jpg
burrowingow.jpg (99.16 KiB) Viewed 1428 times
User avatar
MtnHub
Posts: 562
Joined: 6/16/2005
14ers: 28
13ers: 24
Trip Reports (50)

Re: Birds: Interesting and Returning

Post by MtnHub » Mon May 11, 2020 10:00 am

Very cool owl pictures! I hear great horned owls fairly frequently near our house but rarely see them, and when I do, it is usually only a silhouette since it's nearly always at night.
User avatar
Wentzl
Posts: 722
Joined: 7/29/2008
14ers: 58 22
13ers: 53
Trip Reports (44)

Re: Birds: Interesting and Returning

Post by Wentzl » Wed May 27, 2020 7:00 pm

Well, I am bumping this thread to see if I can get Kimo to post a few more photos.

Also, I read that hummingbirds do not return and reuse old nests. This guy/gal? disagrees.

In my carport tonight.
IMG_0598[1].JPG
Back for a second season.
IMG_0598[1].JPG (63.57 KiB) Viewed 1333 times
Shorter of Breath and One Day Closer . . .
User avatar
greenonion
Posts: 910
Joined: 10/4/2012
14ers: 33 1
13ers: 1

Re: Birds: Interesting and Returning

Post by greenonion » Wed May 27, 2020 9:29 pm

Sweet hummer there, Wentzl. you got the hummer nectar is some way or another. 8)
SunNFun
Posts: 62
Joined: 9/27/2019
14ers: 6
13ers: 6

Re: Birds: Interesting and Returning

Post by SunNFun » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:38 am

P1010982.JPG
Carolina Chickadee sunning
P1010982.JPG (86.39 KiB) Viewed 1212 times
Carolina Chickadee sunning
User avatar
easyridertme
Posts: 69
Joined: 5/31/2016
14ers: List not added

Re: Birds: Interesting and Returning

Post by easyridertme » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:47 am

Broad-tailed hummingbird at the feeder
Hummer.jpg
Hummer.jpg (80.89 KiB) Viewed 1115 times
SunNFun
Posts: 62
Joined: 9/27/2019
14ers: 6
13ers: 6

Re: Birds: Interesting and Returning

Post by SunNFun » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:47 pm

P1020049.JPG
Eastern Towhee
P1020049.JPG (76.29 KiB) Viewed 1072 times
SunNFun
Posts: 62
Joined: 9/27/2019
14ers: 6
13ers: 6

Re: Birds: Interesting and Returning

Post by SunNFun » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:38 pm

Molting time for the cardinals...
Attachments
P1020249 (800x600).jpg
P1020249 (800x600).jpg (107.24 KiB) Viewed 909 times
P1020243 (800x600).jpg
P1020243 (800x600).jpg (132.14 KiB) Viewed 909 times
P1020219 (800x600).jpg
P1020219 (800x600).jpg (113.24 KiB) Viewed 909 times
User avatar
greenonion
Posts: 910
Joined: 10/4/2012
14ers: 33 1
13ers: 1

Re: Birds: Interesting and Returning

Post by greenonion » Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:30 am

It's that time of year again for migrating birds. Anyone see anything interesting lately, or since last spring? Check out this rare yellow cardinal spotted in Illinois... https://www.cbsnews.com/news/yellow-car ... e-million/
User avatar
nyker
Posts: 2639
Joined: 12/6/2007
14ers: 58
13ers: 22
Trip Reports (69)

Re: Birds: Interesting and Returning

Post by nyker » Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:51 pm

Interesting. While not migratory I saw two turkeys every day this week. They seem to have set up camp nearby. I think with the melting snow they're finding more food underneath.
Post Reply