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Common Flicker

Northern Flicker - Common Flicker

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Common Flicker birds are fun to watch searching for insects in trees and lawns.
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Walks With Wildlife

Walks With Wildlife Belted Kingfisher

Walks With Wildlife

This week has been a glorious week, the snow is melting and the temperatures are comfortable.  I have resumed my weekly walks with wildlife. Welcome spring and more wildlife and plant life to point my lens at.

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We Have Some New Birds Arriving

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Ovenbird Warbler Video

A short 15-second video that shows a picture of the ovenbird warbler and has the audio to hear what the bird sounds like.

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What the Ovenbird Looks Like:

They have olive-brown upperparts and white underparts heavily streaked with black; the flanks have an olive hue. A white ring surrounds the eyes, and a black stripe runs below the cheek. They have a line of orange feathers with olive-green tips running along the top of their head, bordered on each side with blackish-brown. The orange feathers can be erected to form a small crest.

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House Finch

Facts about the house finch you might not know

House Finch

The house finch is a small passerine bird that is part of the family Fringillidae.  They are generally seen hanging onto the food source their eating from, perched or scavenging the ground for food.

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White Breasted Nuthatch

White Breasted Nuthatch

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The white-breasted nuthatch has been one busy bird today collecting goodies from the feeder.

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Birds You May Find in Your Backyard

Birds that you might find in your backyard

Birds You May Find in Your Backyard

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Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches

Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches

Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches

The calendar states it is spring in Wisconsin, so darn it, warm up already.  Instead, we have 34-degree weather, with tiny, snowflakes drifting down from the sky every once in awhile.  My teens are off for spring break and our family had decided between work schedules and additional commitments, we were staying home for spring break.  This is not our family, is it?

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Warbler Season in Wisconsin

Warbler Season in Wisconsin

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Eastern Phoebe in Wisconsin

Eastern Phoebe in Wisconsin

Eastern Phoebe in Wisconsin

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Blue Jays

All about the blue jay

Blue Jays

In Wisconsin, there are a few birds that when they visit your backyard, you know what they are.  Blue jays are one of those birds.

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Snow Bunting Birds

Snow Bunting Birds In Wisconsin they arrive in late fall to spend the winter with us until March or April.

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The Tree Swallows Have Arrived

The Tree Swallows Have Arrived

 

 

The tree swallows have arrived back in Wisconsin. They normally arrive mid-March through first two weeks of April. I was out scouting yesterday to see what animals were coming out of hibernation or back for the season.

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Dark Eyed Junco Birds At Feeder

Dark Eyed Junco Birds At Feeder

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What the Red Tailed Hawk Looks and Sounds Like Video

Red Tailed Hawk

You can find red-tailed hawks in every eco-system there is.  This raptor will hunt down voles, mice, rabbits, birds, snakes, and squirrels. You can find them sitting high in trees and on telephone poles watching for motion on edges of fields.  Once the hawk spots its prey it will swoop down and pick it up.

It is common to see red-tailed hawks visit a backyard because of the selection of feeding birds available.

 

If you would like to get a good feel for what the red-tailed hawk looks and sounds like, by watching the short 20-second video.

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