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

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.

Still Laying

June 14th, 2014

bluebird eggs

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

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.

Brood Number Two Fledged

June 21st, 2013

bluebird picture

The second brood of Eastern Bluebirds fledged on Thursday. Above is a picture of one that hung out on the deck for a few minutes.

Eastern Bluebird update

June 16th, 2013

Watching for parents

The four that did hatch are doing well. This is a nestbox cam shot I took this morning.

5 More Eggs For Clutch #2

May 24th, 2013


The Eastern Bluebirds in the nestbox are working on the second brood of the season. Egg number five showed up Wednesday morning (05/22/2013). Still keeping the hummingbird feeder in front of the camera. We will not be able to put the seed feeder back in front of the feedercam until the tree limbs are cut back to keep the squirrels from jumping to the roof of the house. The hummingbirds are nesting as well right now, so there is not much going on in front of the camera. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim.

General Updates

April 17th, 2013


There is so much happening right now. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are visiting the nectar feeders. The Eastern Bluebird chicks in the nestbox are starting to open their eyes a little bit. I saw a female Five-lined skink yesterday. The first reptile spotting of this year. The rabbits and deer are grazing in the yard. We still have Pine Siskins hanging around. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim

Four Eggs Hatched This Morning

April 11th, 2013


Sometime this morning, four of the Eastern Bluebird eggs hatched. I put out a second batch of mealworms to help the busy parents out.

Day Five, Egg Five

March 28th, 2013


We are at five eggs now.


    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.