Tag: baby birds

Least Terns and Turkeys

It is late in the season for it, but I finally went to Anastasia State Park to see the nesting, endangered least terns. The chicks are almost as large as the parents. These pictures are severely cropped because I keep my distance so I… Continue Reading “Least Terns and Turkeys”

Blue-gray Gnatcatchers

Yesterday, I discovered a nest of blue-gray gnatcatchers. I have been hearing the squeaky sounds of blue-gray gnatcatchers a lot lately but they are hard to see. They are tiny birds that flit among the leafy branches looking for insects. I saw an adult… Continue Reading “Blue-gray Gnatcatchers”

Grackles Won’t Leave

I think the grackles will be with us forever. They like it here. I put them outside and they hang around very near the lanai and patio. I left the lanai door open and the slider open today while doing my projects in the… Continue Reading “Grackles Won’t Leave”

Bird Release

Today I released the four older bluebirds and the two grackles. It took a while for the bluebirds to leave the cage, but once they did they all left. I sat in the backyard a few times during the day and saw at least… Continue Reading “Bird Release”

Still Alive

The little bluebirds are still alive. I got three baby bluebirds that were barely alive yesterday and was concerned they would not make it through the day. I was certain at least one of them would have perished during the night. All three of… Continue Reading “Still Alive”

Hitchhiker

Regis has been stalking the alligators taking pictures and captured this picture of a dragonfly hitching a ride on an alligator. In the meantime, I have picked up more baby birds to raise. I had to return one of the blue jays because it… Continue Reading “Hitchhiker”

Baby Bird Update

I released the little chickadee this morning. The little bird was flying all over the cage. I’m worried it won’t know how to eat on its own but I can’t show it that part. Baby birds are better off raised by their parents, but… Continue Reading “Baby Bird Update”

Baby Woodpeckers

The baby Red-bellied Woodpeckers can be seen in the nest cavity. Regis got some video today. If you listen carefully, you can hear at least one of them. We can see two babies in the video. Very cute!! You can see that the parents… Continue Reading “Baby Woodpeckers”

Brown-headed Nuthatches

Yesterday I was sitting on the lanai and relaxing when I heard a bunch of squeaky sounds. I recognized them as Brown-headed Nuthatches. We haven’t seen them yet since we moved into the house in late February. I got out the binoculars and saw… Continue Reading “Brown-headed Nuthatches”

Great Egret Mama Drama

While at the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine, Florida the other day, I was witness to some unruly Great Egret chicks harassing the parent. With mother’s day coming, I decided this was a mom. After viewing the following photos documenting the drama, all those… Continue Reading “Great Egret Mama Drama”