What’s Up? – Feeding Time…


Feeding Time…


The daily rains have ended and we have moved to a Summer’s like mode in temperature. We are reaching the 90º ’s mark already.

I’ve noticed a change in the feeding routines made by the birds. They do start early, they show up before before the sun breaks over the tree line. I fill all the feeders and the birds start eating even before I’m done with the feeders.

Then, by 10 am. all the feeders are completely empty. They feed from the ground or the floor of the deck until I refill feeders again… that is done in the afternoon. Birds are not dumb, they are avoiding the hot sun,  it’s very critical when the sun is right above and burns the most.

I understand, if I was a bird I’d do the same thing. Raptors know the hunting strategy of  using the sun as help when they are stalking prey. any potential victim is not aware that the raptor is above because the can not see through the sun strong glare and when they finally see it…it’s too late!.


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What’s Up? – The Next Generation

The Next Generation


Today’s post is dedicated to the fledglings and juveniles of the season~ The New Generation.

Most birds that have nested in my backyard have mated, laid eggs, incubated etc. The whole nine yards! Now we are looking at the newly fledged birds of several species, going around the feeders with parents or without them, depending on their age.

To see them learning and developing day by day is very rewarding to me, just the fact that they are the continuation of the species for posterity. I feel that I contributed to Nature’s cause somehow, even when they are not my own species.

There are more birds that had family but I haven’t been able to take any pictures yet. We’ve had many rainy days because the Sub Tropical Storm “Alberto” that hit the North side of Florida. Result of wind blowing in our direction. Fortunately, no big deal for us.


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Here Birdie! Photo Gallery


© HJ Ruiz – Avian101