We Have Chickadee Babies (video – turn up the volume!)

A pair of chickadees created a nest in our backyard birdhouse and their babies are Very hungry!

You can hear them chirping inside as they wait for their parents to bring more food.

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Frost Nipped

On this Very Cold weekend (-20 to 0), we got a little frost nipped while looking for critters in northern Minnesota. We had hoped to capture a few photos of owls. However, the weather prevented us from being outside for very long.

Here are a few pics from our weekend getaway.

Grouse in flight
Grouse in flight
Pine grosbeak
Pine grosbeak
fluffed out chicakadee
Chickadee all fluffed out trying to stay warm
Pine grosbeak
Pine grosbeak on top of a pine tree
Common redpoll - male
Common redpoll
Wing Wisps
Wing tracks in the snow

Red-Headed Visitor

What a day we had at our suet feeder. This Pileated Woodpecker stopped by twice today!

This is a male Pileated Woodpecker – they have a splash of red from their beak to their throat.

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New Neighbors!

We have new neighbors – a pair of house wrens!

They have been busy adding sticks into one of our bird houses.

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Did you know… Red hair gene is recessive and requires two copies for it to present itself. Even then there is no guarantee it will. If both parents have the gene, there is a 1 in 4 chance they will have a redheaded child. Most natural born redheads have brown eyes, followed by green or hazel. Coming in at 1% of the world’s population, the blue eyed ginger is the rarest kind. So if you give one of these ginger’s a kiss, consider yourself lucky.

Find your favorite redhead and give them a peck on Kiss a Ginger Day.

Since I’m from a family of red-heads (having it myself), here’s a photo of my favorite animal red head!

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker. A Pileated Woodpecker outside a hole in a tree that its been digging out.

Birds Are More Beautiful Wild #NationalBirdDay

Nearly 12 percent of the world’s almost 10,000 bird species are in danger of extinction, according to Born Free USA.

Join over half a million avian admirers today to celebrate National Bird Day by learning more about birds being more beautiful in the wild.

Learn more.

Enjoy this beautiful Scarlet Macaw soaring through the air on #NationalBirdDay!

Soaring Scarlet
A Scarlet Macaw soaring through the air in Florida.

Sipping from the Spring

A Magpie sipping from a hot spring on a snowy day at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park.

Sipping from the Spring

Last Day of Bird Week

Our newest visitor to our back yard is… a Pileated Woodpecker!

For years we’ve seen one flying around our neighborhood and we’ve finally attracted it to our yard!

Enjoy the photos of this amazingly large woodpecker!

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker. A Pileated Woodpecker outside a hole in a tree that its been digging out.


Pecking Out a Hole
Pecking Out a Hole. A Pileated Woodpecker pecking the inside of a hole in a tree during.


Pileated Woodpecker Eating
Piece of Suet. A Pileated Woodpecker with a piece of suet in its bill on an outside birdfeeder in winter.


Pileated Pecking Power
Pileated Pecking Power. A Pileated Woodpecker tears apart suet on an outside birdfeeder with its powerful pecks.

Day 3 of Bird Week


They sure have a way of staring at you!

Which photo do you like best?

Click photos to view larger images and see the details!

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Meal Worm Snack


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The Stare Down


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Day 2 of Bird Week

A cardinal.

Which photo do you like best?

Pretty Boy
Pretty Boy
Male Cardinal
Male Cardinal