The Fabulous Red-Bellied Woodpecker

One of our daily visitors is a male red-bellied woodpecker… and I must say he is growing on me! The more I observe this beautiful red-headed bird, the more I enjoy him. I have seen our red-bellied woodpecker feast at a variety of feeder styles. He seems quite comfortable eating sunflower seeds out of our […]

In Search of Eagles

This past week my husband and I went to Carillon Historical Park in Dayton, Ohio in search of eagles! Two fledglings hatched on 24 March 2020 and we were determined to catch a glimpse so we headed out with cameras in tow! Carillon Historical Park is a 65-acre park and museum that contains historic buildings […]

New Week and New Bird Sightings!

Yesterday my husband and I went in search of the belted kingfisher. Last Sunday he spotted one while birding at the Glenn Thompson Reserve which is on Trebein Road in Xenia, Ohio (along the Little Miami River). He took a photo but the bird was quite far away and we were hoping to get a […]

Birding Week in Review: New Bird Sightings

This past week was capped off by some new bird sightings and more fast and furious bird feeding activity! Our new bird sightings included the belted kingfisher, a mockingbird, and the first yellow-shafted flicker sighting at our feeder (I caught sight of one in a backyard tree on 18 September 2020 but never feeding). The […]

The Cornell Lab October Big Day

This past weekend my husband and I participated in the Cornell Lab October Big Day! The October Big Day occurred on 17 October 2020 and was part of the very first Global Bird Weekend! The goal of the event was to make it the biggest birding weekend ever. They also had a goal to have […]