Here's just another crazy bird that lives on our property...The Pileated Woodpecker visits the front yard everyday....I heard him pecking holes in the fence, then he'll peck the trees..My neck hurts when he gets on a roll..It's like he has a spring loaded neck!!
After putting up a birdhouse, I was glad to see the chickadee's decided to make it their home.
After waiting and watching for a couple of weeks, I could hear the sounds of the little babies. Everyday I would sit and watch the mom and dad take turns feeding the babies.
I watched all four babies take their first flight and sad to see them leave. But they still come around everyday and eat, I count them to make sure they are all there. Boy, I didn't realize how fast they grow up...
Last year we welcomed aboard some birds that no one wants.
We had barn swallows for the first time. They had 5 baby's and we hope they come back this year even though the nest took a beating this winter.
We found it was unusual for them to build on a peaked roof but they felt safe on our back porch. LOLOL We did have to put a box under the nest & move our outdoor chairs because of the mess.
Not many people let them nest anywhere on their homes let alone on a porch but we did.
They where not even afraid of our dogs when we let them out .One baby stayed for almost 3 weeks after the parents & other chicks left.
We think it was one of the later ones to be born as we found they lay eggs at different times. We are animal lovers with lots of bird houses & feeders. We live in eagle country so get to see many of these beautiful birds also.
Glad to share. I DO HAVE ONE question, It's May & we are wondering when they will come back to nest.
They are flying around now & are wondering if they will nest soon. We left the old nest up. Thanks to Gene for this info.
Close Up Of Swallow Nest
I thought I would add a close up picture of the strange place these birds found to nest- They built a nest right on top of an old bird house with peaked roof.
They use dry grass etc & mix with water to make a mud nest. They are sometimes called mud swallows because of this. Its very messy when they are building ,Mud every where.
Yesterday morning a little Goldfinch visited our birdbath. I thought he was adorable, so I took his picture.
This afternoon, his brothers and sisters invaded our feeders! We have two feeders, and there were up to 6 on each feeder at a time!
They are a little skiddish, so every time we go outside they scatter for awhile before getting brave and returning. I didn't get much done this afternoon because I was watching my little feathered friends.
I live in Ohio ~ will they stay all winter? I don't recall seeing any during the cold winter months.
I located this web-site as I was concerned regarding a Dove that was nesting on our covered back deck. My concern was that this dove was not leaving it's nest to feed, but on reading about their nesting habits I am now somewhat relieved.
What is quite interesting about this pair is that not long after they set up home on one corner of a 24 inch square shelf top a Robin decided to move in on the opposite corner of the same shelf.
For the past few weeks I don't think that the Robin was even aware of the presence of the Dove as they are separated by various objects. Now that the Dove's chicks have hatched it is obvious that the Robin is aware of their activity.
We have a motel in Arkona, SW Ontario, Canada, and not only do these Doves and that Robin think that this is a great place to stay, we also have a Robin nesting above the public phone box at the front of the motel, minimal human activity - thank goodness for cell-phones !
I need a bird ID. Western side of Florida,Town Brooksville Made a nest in April where Blue birds uselly make there nest. I have looked at many birds. I yjought I had a match whith the Eastern Phoebe but they have white eggs.