Bird Tales

Found this exceptional little book at an antique store today while strolling the streets of a quaint downtown area.

It was just setting on a shelf waiting for me to find it. Always makes my day when I find something so cool as this and relating to birds. It’s old and dusty but in pretty good condition otherwise.

I’m very happy with my treasure find today while others were stocking up on Black Friday sales. Can’t wait to read it!!

Happy Birdwatching, my friends.

Two Words —

I was a little late in getting my birdseed out this morning and when I looked out the window, I saw four little doves sitting on the fence. They were patiently waiting for me to hang the feeders so they could have breakfast.

It made me smile and also realize how much my backyard friends trust that I will hang the feeders and they will have seeds for the day.

Patience is something that few of us humans have. We hurry throughout our daily lives grumbling if we have to wait for anything.

Trust is another area where some of us are lacking. We can become skeptical and cynical towards others due to life experiences.

Perhaps, we all should take a lesson from the doves and have a little patience, and a lot of trust, and we will find ourselves in a much better state of mind.

Happy Birdwatching, my friends.

Busy…Busy!!

Happy Monday Everyone!!

Holiday week is happening now and if your like me your “to do” list just keeps on growing.

Just remember when planning all those table place settings for family and friends, take a few minutes each day to fill your bird feeders.

Happy Thanksgiving Week and Happy Birdwatching, my friends.

In A Flicker—(woodpecker that is)

Have you ever had a bird photobomb your photo?

This happened to me several years ago when I lived along a lake and near a nature center wildlife refuge. There were always an abundance of birds at my feeders and this particular day the cardinals were everywhere.

I decided to grab my camera and snap a few shots of their beauty. So many cardinals eating at one time, with their bright red feathers against the silver feeders, made a colorful picture.

Just as I was about to take another picture, this big fellow, a flicker woodpecker, swoops in and flies right in front of the camera.

Of course, the cardinals were startled and flew away in every direction to escape, but the magnificent photo I got by accident was the best ever.

So I would say, the moral of this story is that photobombing is not always a bad thing, especially when it comes to birdwatching.

Happy Birdwatching, my friends.

Hands Free Photography

A great addition to your backyard birdwatching is a Birdcam. I have the Wingscapes Birdcam Pro, Model WCB-00119.

It comes with great instructions for general use and set up with mounting accessories.

I have used the Birdcam Pro both mounted to a tree,

And just on the ground.

The results have been very good with the many focusing capabilities this model has.

It uses a motion sensor to capture the image on a SD card, which is also a convenient way to view the pictures taken.

The case enclosing the camera is weatherproof and the battery life is sufficient, resulting in a low maintenance outdoor camera.

It takes 8 AA batteries to operate the camera and the battery compartment is easily removed from the camera using the eject button when it is time to change the batteries.

I leave mine focused on my backyard bird feeder area both day and night. There is always an element of surprise when viewing the images captured with your Birdcam Pro. I have captured great photos of my backyard friends and even some unexpected wildlife I didn’t know was coming around (a fox).

Since the Birdcam is motion activated, it can also be used as a security camera as well.

I have been extremely pleased with my purchase and love the idea that I can get images of birds in my backyard doing what they do naturally without me being nearby.

Make yourself happy and enhance your birdwatching by adding a Birdcam to your yard. You will be glad you did.

Happy Birdwatching, my friends.

Hey, I’m Under Here!!

This sad little birdhouse was buried under miscellaneous junk on a shelf at a local thrift store.

I just can’t seem to pass up an abandoned birdhouse that others thought was no longer useful.

I think repurposing this little gem will be a great project to do during the cold winter days ahead. I wonder what creativeness will be bestowed upon it??