Saturday, March 31, 2018

Tufted titmouse sneaks in on a cardinal to get the peanut

Tufted titmouse can be a tough bird to photograph.  They typically don't stick around, they come in, grab the seed and leave to the branches or a favorite spot to eat the seed then do it all over again.  If you watch long enough, you can figure out their spot to eat and grab some photos, if you're lucky enough that its a spot the lens can see and reach. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

White Crowned vs White Throated Sparrow Bird Identification

I really hope this helps folks out.   Beginners to bird watching stress over learning to identify the birds at the feeders, in their yards, etc.    Don't ever let it stress you out, make it fun.  There are many birding books, websites, etc.   Feel free to post comments.   

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Large raccoon attempts to get the lid off a trash can.

We have battled the raccoons off and on since this video was done.  About 2 months after this video, he made it in.  I put tighter bungees on, it took him another month or so and he got in again.  Last week, he was getting in again every few nights.  I put 6 bungees on, super tight, took everything I had to get into the feed....he got in again.  So now I have a heavy duty storage trunk, we are looking for an old truck tool box, then will move the feed to it.  Ahh...the battles of living in the country and trying to coexist!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Bird feeding frenzy before the last snow of the season??

70s forecasted for next week.  Snow started just an hour before the birds started really hitting the feeders.  Our birds haven't slowed down at all.