On July 24, 2021, late evening I was out gathering milkweed for Monarch caterpillars I rear and release. I am always on the lookout for Kestrels hanging out on the powerline across the road. As I looked up I could hardly believe what I was seeing. I was so excited when running back to the house for my camera, I landed flat on my face. Thank goodness I did not hurt myself. I grabbed both cameras and drove the vehicle back to the overgrown horse pasture. Not knowing anything about the bird's behavior I thought it would be best photographing from inside the vehicle. I watched the bird catch one dragonfly and a few grasshoppers. What a treat to observe and photograph a male Scissor-tailed Flycatcher also known as the Texas Bird-of-Paradise!
A New Lifer! On April 6, 2019, heard this beautiful song and saw the Carolina Wren singing shortly after 8 am while visiting my Aunt in Palm City, Martin County, FL. The wrens have nested behind her window shutter a few years ago.
A New Lifer! On May 14, 2017 around 9:25 pm, we heard a new night call that lasted for about 15 minutes as it moved around the west side of the shelterbelt. A beautiful evening sky filled with the sound of a singing Eastern Whip-poor-will.
Page 2 shows a image of my backyard ponds and on page 18 thru 21 is an article on water and backyard birding in my yard.
Stepped outdoors with the dogs around 9:30 PM and heard a Northern Saw-whet calling from our shelterbelt. A cell phone recording and a south wind so the calling is soft but you can hear it in the background.
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