Monday, December 26, 2016

December In Kentucky 2016

December in Kentucky this year provided some very strange weather. We had wild temps that ranged from 73, sunny and windy to 2, dark and dreary. The birds flocked to my feeders more this year than ever as they attempted to keep up with the changing temps. It was a challenge for me to keep the feeders full especially on the very cold days but, I managed and the birds have rewarded me with some great shots of them in various positions. I've posted a few of them below.

Eastern Towhee - Female

Carolina Wren

Eastern Bluebird

Northern Cardinal - Male

Downy Woodpecker

Field Sparrow

Blue Jay

White-throated Sparrow

American Goldfinch

Junco Slated-colored

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Flicker Yellow-sharfted

House Finch - Male

Purple Finch - Female

Northern Cardinal - Female

Purple Finch - Male

Hairy Woodpecker 

Carolina Chickadee

House Sparrow - Female

Eastern Towhee - Male

House Finch - Male

Flicker Yellow-shafted - Female

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Saturday, October 8, 2016

September in Kentucky

September brought some much needed rain late in the month after going quite some time without any measurable precipitation. The birds that are usually here at this time of year seemed to only appear occasionally. It has been a strange year for sure. Below are some of the birds that visited here during the month

Eastern Phoebe

Carolina Chickadee

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Cardinal - Juvenile Female

Cardinal - Juvenile Male

Cardinal - Female

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Bay-breasted Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

Tufted Titmouse

Eastern Bluebird - Juvenile

Eastern Bluebird - Male

Chipping Sparrow

Eastern Pewee

Eastern Bluebird - Juvenile

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Well it's been a long hot unusual summer here in Kentucky. Many of our birds have had to endure the stress of the very hot and humid weather. That along with heavy rains that have turned my homestead into what seems like a rain forrest. Shown below are some of the birds I've captured during the past 3 months. Hope you enjoy.

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow on Nest
Eastern Kingbird

Baltimore Oriole


Yellow-shafted Flicker


Summer Tanager - Male

Pileated Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Cardinal - Female

Eastern Wood Pewee

White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren

Song Sparrow

Goldfinch - Male

Scarlet Tanager

Indigo Bunting

Hairy Woodpecker

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird