Posts from the ‘Birds’ Category

Female Cardinal on her Nest

4-16-2020  Well, she’s on the nest for the second day in a row.  She disappeared for a day or so.  We had a littlet snow.  Tonight we could get three to five inches.  I don’t know if the eggs will make it.   Meanwhile, I don’t know where the male flew off to.  We haven’t seen him feeding her. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.

Dan O. De Ment

 

The Cardinal and her little Family


 

SHE’s in there!  It’s hard to shoot through glass at an angle. I’m afraid these images won’t break the bank.  Whatever!  Hopefully, I’ll be able to get outside and take some decent images before everyone is fone.

4-10-2020  In the past few days I’ve been amazed, along with my wife, Jean, watching a Female Cardinal, slowly but doggedly, build a nest for her coming youngsters.  The nest is being built not 15 feet from our sliding glass door – and on top of a low schrub.  She is very diligent in her efforts.  Placing little sticks and other materials ever so gently into place.  Then she’ll scoot about creating a rounded bottom where she’ll slide back and forth smoothing out a round egg laying spot for her and her coming brood. Meanwhile, her mate, the dashing Red Male, sits guarding the whole business about 20 to 30 feet away in a tree.  This entire labor continues on and off during the daylight hours.  When evening approaches the two of them disappear until the next day.  When I first look out in the morning – at first light, she’s usually on rhe nest.

4-11-2020  It’s another day and our female is on and off the nest.  No sign yet she’s started a family.  May be ro early?

4-12-2020 More to come!

Dan O. De Ment

 

 

 

Male Cardinal Considering His Surroundings

Well, this must have been a time for contemplation – while feeding.

Dan O. De Ment

Barred Owl Resting

I looked out the sliding glass door to our deck and this beautiful, Barred Owl, was sitting on a branch checking out the area. I am not a fan of raptors but he was asking to be photographed. Sorry it’s a bit hazy.

Dan O. De Ment

 

Male Cardinal Feeding Cautiously

 

This little fella was caught with his mouth full.  A couple of his friends look on.

 

Dan O. De Ment

The Male Cardinal and the Grey Squirrel

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I captured these two friends below our backyard feeder.

Dan O. De Ment

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

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This is the first Grosbeak we’ve ever seen on our property since moving here in 2007.  Sorry it’s so small.  I only had time to grab my point and shoot camera to take the shot  – could not zoom in close enough.  My wife said she thought she saw the bird yesterday.  I’ll try to get a better image with my Canon 75-300 zoom lens if I can – if we ever see it again.

Dan O. De Ment

 

 

 

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