Friday, May 22, 2009

Birding in Georgia

Canada Warbler

Scarlet Tanager

Summer Tanager

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Loggerhead Shrike

Carol Miller took these pics on a recent trip to Kennesaw Mountain nr Atlanta. I also took a trip to the Georgia Mountains. To view a report of my trip click HERE.

Build it and they will come!

I put up a Bluebird house and was just as pleased to get Chickadees! Here is a picture of the babies. I think they are pretty close to fledging. The nest check was a spur of the moment decision when I saw the mother leave and I had a camera with me. I did some research later and read that nest checks for Chickadees should stop at 11 days old to prevent premature fledging. I'm not sure how old these guys are, but I think they are pretty close to the 11 day mark. Luckily the babies stayed in place and I saw the mother feeding them afterwards. I'm hoping to have baby chickadees visiting my feeders soon!

Thomas Wiatt

Thomas also had one of his Purple Martin photographs included on the Great Backyard Bird Count website. Click HERE to view it

Bluebirds 'R Us

Pam got a shot of these bluebirds in Mary and Susan's yard. They have quite an appetite for mealworms!

Meanwhile Amalia Agramonte had her very first nesting bluebirds this spring. Congrats!

Birdathon Pics


Killdeer and baby killdeerlets

Taken by Pam Flynn during the Birdathon

Carol's latest pictures


Least Bittern

Purple Gallinule


Virginia Rail

Red-headed Woodpecker

Amalia Agramonte took these great pictures of a Red-headed Woodpecker

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in April

A number of you sent pictures of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks that arrived in your yards this spring. The pictures above were taken by Kim Chason.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I Like Birds....

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, I've been busy with finals and work. I'll be going on vacation tomorrow but will post everyone's pictures when I get back. In the mean time here is the Eels latest hit, I Like birds....