canada goose - nesting habits of canada geese

Canada Goose Nesting Season

    Millie Girl (my little Yorkie) is afraid to go out of our patio door because of a male goose (gander) who likes to come hissing at her as she tries to enter his territory.  Or at least it thinks it is his territory.  You see its Canada Goose nesting season.  The gander is […]

red breasted nuthatch - red breasted nuthatch bird - wintering in my backyard

Red-breasted Nuthatches – Wintering in My Backyard

      Did you know that it  an irruption year for the Red-breasted Nuthatch.  This nuthatch species generally stays up north where they breed and live all year but when food supplies (conifer seeds) are low they migrate south (maybe hundreds of miles) for the winter.  How do I know?  The first clue was […]

american kestrel - what is a kestrel

What is a Kestrel?

Have you ever driven along a country road or even along the highway and have seen what appears to be doves spaced out along the wires.  Well maybe you should take a closer look because it could be a Kestrel.  What is a Kestrel you ask?  Well the actual name is American Kestrel and it […]

Yellow-rumped Warbler - birds in winter

Types Of Winter Birds To Look For In Your Backyard

A few weeks ago my Ruby-throated Hummingbird visitors left for the season.  Them along with many of the other visiting songbirds that breed here  in my neck of the woods (Kentucky) and the eastern half of the United States.  I hate to see them leave but I know that there are many types of winter […]

barred Owl - where are barred owls

Where are Barred Owls?

Well I missed it!  I walked inside my house to get a drink last Saturday evening and a Barred Owl decided to fly right over my deck at the same time.  My husband Jeff, my sister, and her husband were all outside getting some great views of that awesome owl.  Oh well better luck next […]

common grackle - do blackbirds migrate

Do Blackbirds Migrate?

        I have really been enjoying my backyard birds lately.   Carolina Chickadees, Carolina Wrens, Tufted Titmice, Downy Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Blue jays, Cardinals, Goldfinches, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and even the Cooper’s Hawk have been very enjoyable to watch at my feeders and in the surrounding trees in my yard.    Did you notice […]

black and white warbler - fall bird migration

When Do Birds Migrate South?

When do birds migrate south?  The fall migration is in full swing right now at least where I live in Northern Kentucky.  Depending on where you live yours could be either earlier or later. Around early to MID JULY the shorebirds (i.e. sanderlings, sandpipers, plovers, and more) start their migration.   They will continue to migrate up […]

6 Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Pigeons

I see a flock of pigeons flying over my house every morning and every morning I am thankful that they continue on their way.  I am not sure why they fly over every day but as long as they keep going that is fine by me.  I live in the suburbs so it is not […]

black capped chickadee - black capped chickadee or carolina chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee or Carolina Chickadee

Chicka-dee-dee-dee!  Chicka-dee-dee-dee!  That is one of the many calls that both of these chickadees make. The first time I saw a chickadee was in the state of West Virginia in the mountains.  I was on a camping trip with my husband, his mother (Janet), and her friends.  Janet loved her birds and was excited to […]