Here Birdie! Photo Gallery


© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

Here Birdie! – Photo Gallery


© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

What’s Up? – Golden Opportunity

Golden Opportunity


The Spring’s breeding time is in full force, couples of birds are obvious in their hormonal activity. The air is full of love…and pollen!

There’s a Swallow trying to get in my open window!  Most likely to be a Rough-winged Swallow. A few years ago I had a nest of these swallows in my dryer’s vent, they had pulled a veneer of it and built a nest in it, we actually didn’t know this until we had problems with the dryer because when the vent is clogged the hot air backs up and the machine has a device to automatically shuts off the when temperature reaches certain limit. The device has to be replaced every time it trips.  We finally solved the problem. However, I never got a picture of them!

Among my visitors, I have had the pleasure to have a group of American Goldfinches, flitting around the backyard and partaking meals with the rest of local birds.

I also should mention that we are enjoying admiring our flowers, our grass lawns are getting  green and trees are almost filled with new leaves.


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What’s Up? – More Green, More Flowers, More Birds!

More Green, More Flowers, More Birds!


Although the Spring is on now, it’s manifesting slowly. What I mean by this is: We have nights and morning on the cold side and then slowly warms up to a normal spring temperature. Or, sometimes , rains for a few hours and then warms up. It’s hard to predict what exactly the weather is going to be.

I’ve noticed more activity in my backyard lately. the amount of bird traffic is more than it was two weeks ago, however, It is less than it was in prior years. By measures of quantity of feed consumed , indicates and increase. It means that more birds are eating the seeds I provide them.

Most birds do not show at the same time it’s obvious,  I can not see every bird that may show up therefore I can not take photos of all birds that show up during the day.

For today I have a gallery for you , despite the rain and the cloudy dark sky. I hope you will enjoy what I shot for you. The Northern  Cardinals  are not included (You wait for Saturday and you’ll see them as usual).


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