Pileated Woodpeckers

July 21st, 2014

pileated woodpecker picture

A first ever in our yard. I may have seen one fly over the road a few years back. The only others I have seen were on bird watching trips. The picture above was taken after they left the trees in our yard and flew across the street.

The nestbox has been cleaned out now. Hopefully, we can get another brood of the Eastern Bluebirds this year. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim

Must Be Fledging Day

July 19th, 2014

There is only one chick that I can see in the nestbox now. Looks like the others have already fledged.

Getting A Little Crowded

July 15th, 2014
picture of eastern bluebird chicks

Nest full of Eastern Bluebird chicks

I guess it will not be much longer before these little ones are on their way.

Three Eggs Hatched On Tuesday

July 2nd, 2014

We think the remaining Eastern Bluebird eggs will hatch today. Hummingbird numbers are still down this year. We had some funny (cold) weather this spring and I am sure it affected the migration for breeding season. Hopefully the fall migration will bring in the missing visitors. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim.

Still Laying

June 14th, 2014

bluebird eggs

We are up to 3 eggs now in the nestbox :-)

Feeder Cam Down, Nestbox Cam Up

June 9th, 2014

The Feedercam is down until it can be relocated. In the meantime, please check out the Nestbox Cam. A pair of Eastern Bluebirds are currently using it. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim.

Nestbox Use

May 28th, 2014
wren picture


A wren, likely a Carolina Wren, started to add nesting material to the nestbox on 5/23. On 5/25, one of the Eastern Bluebirds removed some of the nesting material and has been checking the nestbox each day, to make sure nest building has not resumed. Hopefully, one of them will make use of it soon. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim.

Temporary Replacement At Feeder Cam

May 22nd, 2014

I have a water dish in front of the feeder cam that may attract a little attention until I can get the camera relocated where the squirrels will not be an issue. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim

Nextbox Cam Added

May 18th, 2014

We have added the nestbox cam to the site. It is not being used presently, however the Eastern Bluebirds have been showing some interest today. It might be a few weeks before the feeder cam is relocated and active again. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim

Deck Feeder Removed Again

May 13th, 2014

Squirrels have returned to getting in the feeder in front of the camera. I have removed the feeder for now. I will most likely leave that seed feeder down until I can purchase another camera to focus on one that is not attached to the deck. Hopefully, I will be able to put a hummingbird feeder back in front of the camera on the deck early next month. Last year the squirrels destroyed the bee guards on it.


    Welcome to WingbarsCafe. The site consists of a webcam focused on a sunflower feeder and blogs posted about bird and other wild animal activity in the yard. Also featured are motion activated snapshots that may give you a chance to get a better look at birds that have been at the feeder.