Category: Ebird pics

  • 02192024_northerncardinalsound

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    Checklist link: Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) As part of the great backyard birdcount event, I managed to get a semi-decent soundbite of a Northern Cardinal recorded. It’s not as easy as one might think to get a sound clip from a feeder cam. Most of the time the birds are eating and being decently quiet.…

  • 02132024_ebirdcoopershawk

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    Checklist link: Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter Cooperii) This Cooper’s Hawk first showed up the day prior to getting the full-sized picture. We could only see the bird’s feet in the video feed. It definitely looked like a much larger bird than we had seen in a while. Luckily, the hawk showed up the next morning and…

  • 02052024_redwingedblackbird

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    Checklist link: Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus The blackbird first showed up at the feeder on 1/30 and was with the first group of cowbirds. The one that was there last week was larger than this particular bird but wasn’t producing as good of pictures. By that I mean that there was much more background blur…

  • 01222024_crowandbrownheadedcowbird

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    Checklist link: American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) and Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater I had trouble identifying this bird at first. At first glance, it seems like the American Crow which is a very common bird around here. However, this bird arrived with a large flock of Brown-Headed Cowbirds. Previous to gaining access to this feeder and…

  • 01172024_europeanstarling

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    Checklist link: European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) There was a visit from a European Starling to the feeder today. From the cam video, he didn’t stay very long, but it was a nice change of pace from the huge group of sparrows, and the few cardinals and juncos that have been hanging around. It’s possible that…

  • 11272023_ebirdcommongrackle

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    Checklist link: Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) There was a new bird at the backyard feeder today. I am not totally positive, but I think it most closely resembles a common grackle. Well, the merlin software, after enough pictures were taken, deduced that the common grackle was the kind the bird most resembled. The ebird website…

  • 11112023_woodpeckerandjunco

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    Exciting day for the feeder. Amongst the usuals the sparrows, the blue jay, the finches and the cardinals were two new bird species since the feeder have been up. A Red-Bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) and a Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) were the two new species. It’s hard to tell from this picture since this picture…

  • 11072023_ebirdbluejay

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    Checklist link: Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) We had our first Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) since setting up the feeder in August. Sure, blue jays, like the cardinals, are a common bird in the Midwest. However, it was still fun seeing a bigger, more colorful bird rather than just the smaller sparrows and the cardinals to…

  • 10112023_ravenmagpieandpigeon

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    Checklist link: Common Raven (Corvus corax) Checklist link: Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia) Checklist link: Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Columba livia (Feral Pigeon) The sightings of the common raven, the black-billed magpie, and the rock pigeon were not at the feeder. They were instead at the Alaska wildlife conservation center. I found it interesting that some…

  • 09282023_ebirdmourningdove

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    Checklist link: Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) Largest bird at the feeder to date today. We had a visit from a Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura). This bird filled up the entire feeding area. The sparrows didn’t seem to mind, since they have to put up with the squirrels who are just as big. Nonetheless, it was…