Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Global Big Day - Wild Bird Wednesday

Wood Duck Mama and Duckling

Northern Shoveler
Great Blue Heron

Adorable Female Downy Woodpecker

Virginia Rail

This is not a great pic and was not taken on the Global Big Day but the day after but I'm tickled to have it. A life bird for me! I didn't have time to sit and try to get a better picture this was the only one I was able to get. I guess I need to go back and try again!

The Violet-Green Swallow couple is still very active building their nest but still no eggs so far.
This morning I was surprised to see her in the nest when I first got up and turned on the tv, the earliest activity I've seen was at least an hour later than this. It's quite interesting to watch this process, even before the eggs!
I hope to have some really good video of them sitting on eggs next week.

She does like her feathers, she just about disappears sometimes when she's in the nest and she brings a new one in almost every time she returns.

Here's my YouTube Channel, I'll be uploading there as soon as there is anything to share!



  1. Very cool photos - I'm loving your swallow nest cam!

  2. Good to have the Swallow up date. She looksvery cosy in there. I love the Wood duck and duckling. Great shots of the Shovler adn Woodpecker

  3. Wonderful birding outing and a great variety of birds.. Congrats on your rail sighting..

  4. Great pictures ;-)
    CĂ©line & Philippe

  5. The Wood Duck chick is so cute.

  6. Hen and duckling...awwww

  7. Your first and last photos are incredible! Wow! Loved them all though.

  8. Oh how I love your birds.... A wonderful series. I saw my first shoveler on Easter this year... Your picture is better, but I was thrilled to spot it. And how fun to watch the swallow nest progress.