Friday, January 30, 2009

St. Joe Peninsula by Carol

Red-breasted Mergansers


Common Loon

Hooded Merganser

Close encounters of the sparrow kind by Kim

I finally got a photo of a Tufted Titmouse through my kitchen window. I had an unusual visitor in my yard, a Gray Catbird; I’ve seen them when visiting St Marks but not here. He didn’t stay long. Then this little Chipping Sparrow let me get about 3 feet away with my zoom lens without flying off.

Kim Chason

Chipping Sparrow

Tufted Titmouse

Gray Catbird

January photos by Amalia

Orange-crowned Warbler eating Bark Butter

Myrtle Warbler

American Goldfinches

American Robins

European Starlings

Refuge Pictures by Glenda

Gray Catbird

Common Yellowthroat

Red-shouldered Hawk

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Baltimore Orioles

We had an exciting new bird for our yard this week in the shape of a 1st year male Bullock's Oriole so I put out our Birdcam in the hope of catching him on video but so far we have had no luck. The Baltimore's have been coming in and here is some video of them.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Carol's Yardbirds

Myrtle Warbler

House Finch

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

A Typical Bark Butter Day

My Birdcam took 137 video clips today of the birds visiting our redbud tree that we have smeared bark butter onto. Now that it is really cold (for us anyway!) I am having to put out fresh bark butter every day. The Baltimore Orioles and Orange-crowned Warblers are going through Grape Jelly like there's no tomorrow and the Chipping Sparrows are emptying all, our feeders every day! So far we have only 4 American Goldfinches nut that number should increase daily from now on.


Monday, January 19, 2009

Pine Siskin

Watch your thistle feeders carefully there are tons of Pine Siskins in town this winter. In Georgia the siskins are outnumbering the goldfinches at the thistle feeders! By the middle of february we all should have at least a handful of this species hanging on our socks at tube feeders. Kim got these great pics of a siskin at her feeders.

Pine Siskin

Chipping Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Carolina Wren eating mealworm

Amalia's warblers

Amalia has quite a winter warbler collection. Here are two more warbler species she has visiting her feeders.

Yellow-throated Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Aside from the warblers she has had a whole bunch of other cool birds visiting.

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Eastern Bluebird checking out Amalia's bluebird house. Bluebirds are starting to claim their territories so put out your bluebird box asap if it isn't already up.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

White-breasted Nuthatch

Friday, January 16, 2009


Many of you may already know that I am no longer working at the store BUT Mary and Susan have (kindly) allowed me to keep maintaining the blog so please, please, please keep emailing your pictures, stories and questions we have quite a big following to entertain!
I would like to extend a big hug to Mary and Susan for their support and friendship over the last 3 years as well as a big thanks to all the customers I met, many of whom have become good friends. I am proud to say that I am now a member of the Daily Savings Club! Show me the bird bucks!



Downy Woodpecker eating Bark Butter

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bullock's Oriole by Amy

Bullock's Oriole (male)
There have been less than 5 records of this species verified in Tallahassee. Amy captured this beautiful bird feeding at her oriole feeder recently.
Baltimore Oriole
Amy also has many Baltimore Orioles visiting her yard including this stunning male.

Cedar Waxwing
Amy captured the Cedar Waxwing synchronized eating team in action as well!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Pine Warbler by Janet

Pine Warbler (male)

Eastern Bluebird

Black-and-white Warbler by Amalia

Black-and-white Warbler

Kim's pictures

American Goldfinches

Northern Cardinals

Charlene's pictures

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Eastern Bluebirds

American Goldfinch