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.
Here Birdie! – Photo Gallery
“I’ll be posting a Photo Gallery every Thursday. The gallery will show a variety of birds doing what they do in my backyard. Just pretend this backyard is yours and these scenes are what you would see daily! I hope you will like my idea for a post”. ~ H. J.
© HJ Ruiz – Avian101
You Feed Them, They’ll Come…
Post: March 25, 2018
This time I’m going to skip writing about weather. I prefer writing about what’s going on in my backyard. Little by little, the amount of birds is increasing because they are returning from their migrations. I have photos of twelve species on today’s post not including the Northern Cardinals (Saturdays only).
- Red-winged Blackbird (M), he’s been flitting around and trying to find the best way to get the seeds he likes. He arrived with a group of cowbirds.
- I have a couple of Northern Mockingbirds that are changing the relax old ways in my backyard. They have a nest in a Holly Tree near my front porch. The male (Sheriff) is so dedicated now to shoo the other birds from the deck feeders. I think he’s waiting for new family and wants to have food for the female that rarely shows up to eat.
- For a few days I’ve seen a group of Brown-headed Cowbirds coming to eat and then leave then come back again hours later to do the same…(what’s new about that?)
- House Finches as usual, show up in couples and later will show up in groups of new families.
- Carolina Chickadees are a fixture in my backyard, so full of energy. They are lovable little birds.
- The Field Sparrows are pacific birds that only fight among themselves. They are nice behaving with the rest of the birds.
- Mourning Doves are many too but believe it or not they are aggressive and pushy with other birds and they are even more aggressive with their peers. (So much for peace…)
- This solitary Pine Warbler minds his own business and avoids all conflicts. I think he’s planning on waiting for a mate to show up and live happy ever after.
- European Starling, it’s part of a group of blackbirds coming and going.
- Song Sparrows have been nesting in my backyard for many years, I see them all year round. They hop all over , top and bottom of the deck and everywhere. Good guys though.
- My new addition in the backyard are the Downy Woodpeckers. Cute little fellows, they don’t hang out too long so you have to act fast if you want photos.
- Finally…the Carolina Wrens that nest here also, they can be heard all the time but love to move fast on the ground, where they prefer to feed themselves. Love their powerful voice.