Friday, November 11, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

 Looks like momma coyote is nursing some pups somewhere in the woods.
 I wonder how long it will be before she brings them out to play.
Last weekend we saw a redwing blackbird attacking this red-tailed hawk. It was almost sitting on top of him. Once I got the camera out I figured out that it must have been the snake that the blackbird wanted. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Warblers at the house

We don't normally see too many Yellow Rumped Warblers at the house. Today there were about a dozen that stayed all day long. They were in the woods, in the trees near the house, in the bushes in back, in front, you name it and they were there. One even decided to hang out in the shed with Chuck for a while. It took a bit before she found her way out.

Grays Harbor and Ocean Springs Weekend

We picked the best weekend of the year to go to Grays harbor and Ocean Springs Washington.
I think every clam digger was out there on Saturday!
 A line of cars and people in every direction - filled with clam diggers - except us.
 Semipalmated plovers with a long billed dowitcher
 Plovers and sandpipers flying in
 Too cute.
 It was nice seeing them hang out together.
 This little plover wanted to know what I was up to.
 This one is the shortbilled Dowitcher - can he put his head any further into the sand? - Yes he can!

 Western Sandpiper
 She finally got some lunch!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring and Birds - once again we can get outside

 Chestnut backed chickadee
 There were three types of wood peckers in the yard today.
Downy woodpecker, a couple red-breasted sapsuckers, and a few northern flickers.
 The downy was the cutest one.
The golden crowned kinglet with his dinner.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Coyotes are out during the day!

I saw three coyotes in the backyard last weekend.

This little deer came right up to the window to see what was in the house.
We went to Ridgefield and did the "bird whisper" and this kestrel came to see what we were doing.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


We always have a resident red-tail hawk that lives in the woods. This year there were at least two juveniles. For the last few weeks we have been listening to the young screeching for their mother. I am thinking it is their call when she is out hunting for their food or just because they can!
One is so vocal we have named her/him Crybaby. 

The first picture is of the adult.
Now you can see the difference of the juvenile. He does not have the red-tail or other colorings yet.
This adult is so good....she has two in her mouth and one in her talons. She probably didn't want to listen to Crybaby either.
Crybaby saw mom catch the mouse and came screeching right over.