Tag Archives: blue jay

Year round residents at Kapok Park

Kapok Park is a good place to see hawks.  They nest there in the summer and you can usually see several all year round. On this recent visit I saw 3. One landed on a branch in front of me … Continue reading

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Things in my yard and neighborhood

I went for an after dinner walk and found this duck family in the pond near my house. I’ve been seeing this pretty creme mallard for a while now.  I saw the family recently and the babies were getting big. … Continue reading

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Lots of fun things in a small park.

 I can always find green herons at this lake. This looks like a young mallard that’s molting and getting his male feathers in. Lots of young blue jays. A grackle with a yummy snack. A leucistic Eurasian collared-dove.  It’s rare … Continue reading

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Birds at Bok Tower Gardens

I don’t think this eastern towhee liked me watching him eat. He was eating bird seed that had fallen to the ground from the feeder. The blue jays were hogging the feeder.   The carolina wren was checking things out. … Continue reading

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A very quiet morning out

Two pictures of the same bird in different lighting. A downy woodpecker being cute. A young northern thrasher with a tiny bug in his beak. A blue jay with something in his beak. Climbing the fern ladder. Hiding behind a … Continue reading

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Behind the Taco Bell and next to the wine store.

One of the “I get no respect” birds. Blue jays are pretty even though they are annoying. That lunch looks yummy. Female house sparrow getting a bite. Keeping an eye on me. The couple.  I don’t see woodpeckers at feeders … Continue reading

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I’m going to look for a duck.

“I’m eating over here.” said the spoonbill. I realized as he flew off he was banded. I could not make out the numbers on either picture. Another palm warbler. Yellow rumped warblers are starting to show up. Turtle face. Stretching … Continue reading

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Tweeters and croakers at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Not a tweeter or croaker but still cute. I think he thought I couldn’t see him behind that branch. Blue jay in the winter. Sparrows landing on the feeder at the gardens. The feeders were busy but mostly sparrows and … Continue reading

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A morning in a cemetery – Skywatch Friday

It wouldn’t be a day out in nature without seeing some squirrels. Blue jay keeping an eye on me. I think this is a chipping sparrow?  They were all over the cemetery. Getting a drink from an empty planter. Robins were everywhere. Mockingbird … Continue reading

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Debby in my backyard

A wet green heron was sitting on the dock. It was dark and gloomy all weekend. Wet blue jay on my feeder. Wet house sparrow eating. Looking down the channel, you can’t see our neighbor’s dock. Everything was under water. … Continue reading

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