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 […]
Category Archives: Ducks, Geese, Shorebirds
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What Is A Green Heron?
I was sitting on my deck this quiet morning sipping my coffee and listening to the birds making their usual calls. The Carolina Chickadees and the Tufted Titmice are moving about my river birch, flying through the water mister that my husband set up in the tree. A juvenile Blue jay is making its high […]
What Is A Killdeer?
What is a Killdeer? A Killdeer is a type of shorebird in the plover family. This bird is not necessarily found along the shoreline however. You may have seen one on a gravel road, in an open field, on a golf course, in a parking lot or maybe in a baseball field. It […]
American Woodcock Mating Dance
PEENT! PEENT! is the nasal-like sound you may hear if you happen to live near an open field or near the woods. It is part of the American Woodcock mating dance. In mid to late March you will hear the males at dusk or dawn starting their PEENT chanting. If you can find where the […]
Canada Goose Nesting Habits
The other day I posted about a pair of Mallard Ducks that have been hanging around our pond which indicates to me that they are probably starting to nest somewhere around my property. There has also been a pair of Canada Geese coming in but they haven’t been sticking around so much like the Mallards […]
Mallard Duck Nesting Habits
It’s a sign of spring for me when I see a pair of Mallards hanging around our pond. You can see them paddling in the water together, feeding on the vegetation together, and taking walks together around the pond. I am not sure if they have a nesting spot yet but it sure seems […]
Great Blue Heron…or Crane?
Great Blue Heron A lot of my family and friends know that I love the birds and know a little bit about them. If I don’t my serious birder husband definitely does as he keeps bird lists of birds that he has seen in our backyard, in the county that we live in, the […]
Sandhill Crane Migration Time
You can’t miss them. If they are flying overhead you will hear a loud bugling type call that is very distinct. Every year from mid November until mid to late December (even as late as January and February), the Sandhill Cranes can be seen and definitely heard in some parts of North America as […]
Birding Belize – By The Sea
The last day in the jungle at Chan Chich Lodge started out pretty ugly weather-wise. Jeff and I woke up to heavy rain that morning. It stopped just long enough for us to get a good walk in along the road to the suspension bridge and around the grounds of the lodge. […]
Jeff (my husband) and I were sitting out on our deck last Saturday morning enjoying a cup of coffee and watching the birds. In front of us is our river birch, our pond is mostly to the left of us from where we are sitting, and we have bird feeders on all sides. We […]