If I Keep Acting Cute, Will You Take The Baffles Down?

June 30th, 2008

Not anything new to report here. Birds visitation patterns are stable and a little light right now. Waiting for the Ruby-throated Hummingbird numbers to pick up in July. Later, Jim

Night Songs and Day Battles

June 20th, 2008

I think I may have reported hearing a Whip-poor-will singing at night recently. I started to listen a little more closely the past week and discovered I was incorrect. The calls are of a Chuck-will’s-widow. They pretty much go on all night long. Rather neat to go to sleep and wake to.

Also Susan, my wife, saw two Ruby-throated Hummingbirds battling over the nectar Thursday. This marks the first time this season we have witnessed more than one hummingbird at a time. It’s very early. Back to coffee. Jim

Monday Updates

June 9th, 2008

I really have not had any time recently to do any real bird watching. I do have a couple of updates though. The Eastern Bluebirds babies are getting very close to fledging. I was probably a little early on announcing they were tending to young in an earlier post and it was likely just the male feeding the female on the nest. We rarely see a Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the feeder. The numbers will hopefully increase dramatically later on. I noticed a Blue Jay in the motion snapshots on May 28. I guess they are a little shy about getting so close to the house. Also, I know different bird species have a preference on feeder mounting (pole mount or hanging) and that may keep them from visiting the feeder cam. Cool that one of them got over it for a visit or two.


    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.