Migration

May 9th, 2014

The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks have moved on. The recent warming trend seems to have prompted the Grosbeaks to continue their northern migration. We have not seen any in the past several days.

The nestbox is empty again. The Carolina Chickadee chicks have fledged. The last time I saw anything on the nestbox camera was Monday or Tuesday of this week.

Now that the squirrels seem to be banished from the deck, I can start mixing up the birdseed to attract more birds to the deck feeder. Maybe that will encourage the Eastern Bluebirds to return to the nestbox. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim.

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Carolina Chickadees

April 28th, 2014

The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are passing through on migration. Such beautiful birds. I am trying to get some decent pictures to post. The nestbox has Carolina Chickadee chicks in it now. We have never had them nesting there before. We miss the Eastern Bluebirds, however they are a real treat to watch on the nextbox camera. We have a few Ruby-throated Hummingbirds coming to the nectar feeders. Such a fun time of the year. Thanks for visiting. Susan and Jim

FeederCam to Return

January 1st, 2014

I had to discontinue having a feeder in front of the camera several months ago due to the squirrels eating the seed and later disassembling the hummingbird feeder. Hopefully, I can get the limbs cut down this month that are enabling the squirrels to jump on the roof. Once that is taken care of, we will be able to enjoy the birds in front of the camera once again :-D

Also some of the picture collections are working again. I am switching them all over to slideshows. Thanks for visiting, Jim and Susan.

Feedercam Working, Pictures Now Broken

August 16th, 2013

I had to disable the program that displays the picture galleries in order to get the feedercam working again. I will update you as soon as the picture galleries are working again. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim.

Feedercam Down

August 11th, 2013

The feedercam is down right now as I have just moved the site to a new server. Once all of this is complete, visitors should get faster loading of the pages and fewer service interruptions. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim.

Brood Number Two Fledged

June 21st, 2013

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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.

New Bobbleheads and Hummingbirds

June 6th, 2013

The second batch of Eastern Bluebird eggs hatched last weekend (June 1 – June 2). Well, four of the five eggs hatched and we are still hoping egg number five will make it. To help the parents out, I went to our local Bird Watcher Supply to pick up some mealworms and a few other feeding supplies.

Also noticed the hummingbirds are back off the nest and hitting the nectar feeders. I have a new digital camera, so hopefully I can get some good pictures to share. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim

5 More Eggs For Clutch #2

May 24th, 2013

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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.

New Nest on the Way

May 13th, 2013

The Eastern Bluebirds started building a new nest in the nestbox today. Looks like we are on the way to brood number two for 2013. I have also stopped putting out seed at the feeder cam because of the squirrels. In the meantime, we will likely put a hummingbird feeder in front of the camera. Hopefully, the squirrels will leave it alone. Thanks for visiting, Susan and Jim.

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