Category Archives: Birds & Wildlife

SOME BIRDS OF 2020-21

It’s been awhile since I posted some bird pictures. All of my bird pictures can be found in this site’s “Birds and Wildlife” category.

Usually I devote a single post to a single bird, but here’s a brief medley of some birds I captured on camera during late 2020 or early 2021 All, except the Pileated Woodpecker, were on our bird feeders or in our backyard.

Northern Flicker  (Click on image for a larger view.)

 

Northern Flicker (Click on image for a larger view.)

 

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Click on image for a larger view.)

 

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  (Click on image for a larger view.)

 

Red-Tailed Hawk in the backyard Click on image for a larger view.)

 

A common, simple but pretty Nuthatch (Click on image for a larger view.)

 

Pileated Woodpecker seen in Fort Washington State Park in October 2020.
Captured (unfortunately) only on an iPhone at a distance.

At the present time, we have a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers that have created another home in an old tree in our backyard. I hope to have some decent videos of them soon.

FEMALE ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK

A few days ago I posted some pictures of the male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.  We knew the female would show up and indeed she has.  Except for the beak, she doesn’t look like the male Grosbeak at all.

Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak 05-05-20

Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak 05-05-20

Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak 05-05-20

 

While I’m at it, here’s today’s view of ‘our’ Goldfinches—

American Goldfinches (male) 05-05-20

 

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Being home from the office allows me to catch more sightings of attractive birds availing themselves to our feeders.   About this time every year, we get to see Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.  Here is the male Grosbeak enjoying our sunflower seed this afternoon—

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male) 04-29-20

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male) 04-29-20

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male) 04-29-20