Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Mischievious One

In my backyard, the most mischievous one is the Blacked-capped Chickadee.
At this time, there are several of them coming to feed here.  Here is one who is trying to find out how the hummingbird juice tastes like.





Does he like it?




"Yuck!! What kind of taste is this?  I 
like seeds and the suet, not this sticky water."


So he found out that never, ever he will be messing up with the hummer food.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Looking for a Summer Bird at the Wetland

Every summer I look for a summer bird at the wetland.  Some like
 to nest near the water. Today I finally encountered with such.


"Hi, I am the one.  A Common Yellowthroat.  
I am juvenile male, so the black area on my cheek is 
just a little bit dark."


On another outing, I saw a couple of young ones.  No photo of two together, but here are the cuties.

"What are you doing here?  I was born here a month ago. "


"Ready to go.  See you later."

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A Summer Bird Visit

The summer heat has arrived here:  95-100 degrees F for a week or two.

The Honey Bees and Bumble Bees have been busy collecting the nectar from my flowers.


Another summer visitor just showed up a week ago.


"Hi, I am a young Vesper Sparrow."


"I have no problem finding food here."

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Two Generations of Americann Robin

A couple of Swallow Tail butterflies floated in on and out.  This one just landed on a pear leaf.




A young American Robin just born this summer is learning to feed himself now.



His mom loves to swallow a blueberry whenever coming into one of my blueberry bushes.

"Here it is.  The size of the berry just fits my mouth."

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

An Early Morning Scene

We arrived at the wetland around 8 am, earlier than usual, due to the high temperature. 

 Scenes from the wetland:  a yellow cabbage patch  butterfly: the first time I saw one around here.


An early morning landing of the Great Egret.


A busy Mallard mom with two young ones.

"I am training my littles ones."

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

One Family

Around this time of year, I see many birds visiting my backyard with their young ones.  Scrub jay, Black-capped Chickadee, House Finches, Spotted Towhees to name a few.

At present,  three young Scrub Jays and their Mom come here everyday.


An independent kid



Upon spotting his Mom, another one is ready with their mouth open big.




Here is the last one, inspecting his surrounding like a sentinel.

"I am big now.  No longer a baby."


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Summer Hummingbird

With the real summer temperature, a male Rufous Hummingbird floated to my way the other day.  He likes the hot lips best.



"I do remember about these hot lips."



The second favorite is Bee Balm flower.  Last winter was mild, so this bee balm survived the winter.


"I am crazy about this nectar."