My Backyard Bird List

Flying primary colors

Sometimes hidden in plain sight

Music to awaken you in the morning or lull you to sleep

Mourning Dove 2-18-2018

Melodic – haunting – beautiful

Male cardinal 3-22-2018

Female cardinal 2-18-2018

Currently I have 43 birds I’ve photographed for my yard bird list and 4 I have yet to capture. Some photos are less than perfect but You can still identify the bird. Just go to the top of the page and click on Birds observed in the gardens of Valley View.

Does anyone else have a yard bird list? 

Eastern Bluebirds 3-22-2018

Northern Flicker 2-18-2018

Red- headed woodpecker 1-7-2018








American robin 2-18-2018


White-breasted Nuthatch 1-23-2018

All photographs taken since January 1st, 2018.


Splashes of Color in an Otherwise Neutral Landscape

Winter –

img_1679If there is snow we see a season of white

Otherwise we see shades of brown and gray

But walk slowly and look closely

and you will see colors of spring and summer




Winter Birds of Pennsylvania

Since I am no longer able to walk the gardens, and the only paths take me to the potting shed or barn, I need to find a short-term hobby.  Having many “snow days” I’ve decided to try to photograph as many species of birds as possible that frequent the feeders. I believe  I’ve made a valiant start.

In the post dated February 3, Tired of Neutral Colors, I posted a photo of A male House Finch and female Cardinal.

Female Cardinal and Male House Finch
Female Cardinal and Male House

In the post dated February 4, Yet Another, I added another two to the list, Mourning Dove and the Red Bellied Woodpecker.

Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Mourning Dove bird
Mourning Dove


And in the post dated February 7, Red White and Blue, I shared photos of the Eastern bluebird and male House Finch.  Granted they were technically not at the feeders but in a rain gutter at the back of the house, I will include them anyway!

Birds Bluebird and House Finch
Eastern Bluebird and male House Finch


So today I will add another three species, the Northern Mockingbird, White-throated Sparrow and the Carolina Wren.

Northern Mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird
White-throated Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren

Stop back to see what others I’ve “captured”.