Bird Gallery

Great blue heron, fall 2010
Great blue heron, fall 2010
Northern Shrike, winter 2013
Northern Shrike, winter 2013
Rose-breasted grosbeak, female, spring 2015
Rose-breasted grosbeak, female, spring 2015
Male cardinal, summer 2015
Male cardinal, summer 2015

The following gallery showcases birds seen on our small-town property in the Ottawa Valley over the past few years. Providing water (especially), food, cover, and shelter seems to attract a wide variety of birds here, whether they be migratory or otherwise.

Male cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) and rose-breasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) at backyard feeder, Spring 2016
Male cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) and rose-breasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) at backyard feeder, spring 2016
Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) in Freeman Maple
Male rose-breasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) in Freeman maple
Female ruby-throated hummingbird on scarlet runner bean flower 2015
Female ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  on scarlet runner bean flower, summer 2015

 

 

Purple Finch, Male, Spring 2016
Purple finch (Haemorphus purpureus), male, spring 2016
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Juvenile hairy woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus), summer 2016
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Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) , summer 2016
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Female ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) , summer 2016
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Female downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) at lunch with chickadee (Poecile atricapillus), summer 2016
Blue Jay in American Bittersweet, Winter 2016
Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) in American bittersweet, winter 2016
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American goldfinches (Spinus tristis) and sparrow, Winter Bird Count
Male Hairy Woodpecker, Winter 2016
Male hairy woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus) , winter 2016
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American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos), winter 2016
Couple of American Goldfinches, Winter 2016
Couple of American goldfinches (Spinus tristis), winter 2016
Mourning Doves, Winter 2016
Mourning doves (Zenaida macroura) , winter 2016
Female Downy Woodpecker, Winter 2016
Female downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens), winter 2016
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American goldfinches (Spinus tristis), winter 2016
American Goldfinch, Summer 2016
American goldfinch (Spinus tristis), summer 2016
Male Bluebird at Bluebird Box on Telephone Pole 2014
Male eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) at bluebird box on telephone pole 2014
White-crowned Sparrow in Pond Garden 2015
White-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) in pond garden, summer 2015
Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulous) Ottawa Valley, Mar. 21, 2016
Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulous) Ottawa Valley, Mar. 21, 2016
First red-winged blackbird of spring in our staghorn sumac 2015
First red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) of spring in our staghorn sumac 2015
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Juvenile American robin (Turdus migratorius), summer 2016
Turkey vulture, spring 2016
Turkey vulture, spring 2016
Wrens, summer 2015
Wrens, summer 2015
Downy woodpeckers, mother and youngster, summer 2015
Downy woodpeckers, mother and youngster, summer 2015
Northern cardinal, male, winter 2016
Northern cardinal, male, winter 2016
American goldfinch, winter 2016
American goldfinch, winter 2016
Purple finch, spring 2015
Purple finch, spring 2015

 

 

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American robin (Turdus migratorius), summer 2016
Male Cardinal in Freeman Maple May 2015
Male cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) in Freeman maple, May 2015
Mother Robin Feeding Nestling, Back Yard, 2014
Mother robin (Turdus migratorius) feeding nestling, back yard, July 2014
Pine Siskins in Maple Branches 2016
Pine siskins (Carduelis pinus) in maple branches, winter 2016

 

Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus) in contorted larch April 2106
Pine siskin (Carduelis pinus) in contorted larch April 2016
Adolescent Cardinal on American Bittersweet, Summer 2016
Adolescent ardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) on American bittersweet, summer 2016
White-throated Sparrow in Freeman Maple, Spring 2016
White-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) in Freeman maple, spring 2016
Pine Siskins at Feeder in Freeman Maple, Spring 2016
Pine siskins (Carduelis pinus) at feeder in Freeman maple, spring 2016
American Goldfinch in Larch, Summer 2016
American goldfinch (Spinus tristis) in larch, summer 2016
Purple Finch, Summer 2016
Purple finch (Haemorhous purpureus) and American goldfinch (Spinus tristis), summer 2016
Cedar Waxwing, Spring 2016
Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum), spring 2016
Adolescent Robin in Larch, Summer 2016
Adolescent robin (Turdus migratorius) in larch, summer 2016
Eastern Bluebird, Male, Spring 2016
Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis), male, spring 2016
American Goldfinch in Summer Heat, Summer 2016
American goldfinch (Spinus tristis) in summer heat, 2016
Robin with Spider, Spring 2016
Robin (Turdus migratorius) with spider, spring 2016
Wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo ) crossing the back yard
Wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo ) crossing the back yard
Mated bluebirds (Salias) looking for a place to build a nest in our yard 2012
Mated bluebirds (Sialia sialis) looking for a place to build a nest in our yard 2012
Bluebird (Sialia) fledgling on powerline in front yard 2013
Bluebird (Sialias sialis) fledgling on powerline in front yard 2013
Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) in Pond Garden
Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) in pond garden
Lone mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) 2014
Lone mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) 2014
Male Cardinal in Freeman Maple May 2015
Male cardinal in Freeman maple, May 2015
American robin (Turdus migratorius) building a nest on grape pergola 2013
American robin (Turdus migratorius) building a nest on grape pergola 2013
Female cardinal at hopper feeder 2015
Female cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) at hopper feeder 2015
Pair of northern cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) at hopper feeder in maple tree 2015
Pair of northern cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) at hopper feeder in maple tree 2015
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Robin (Turdus migratorius) visiting the pond, summer 2016
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Juvenile robin (Turdus migratorius), summer 2016
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Robin (Turdus migratorius), summer 2015
Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulous) in black cherry tree, Ottawa Valley, Mar.21, , 2016,
Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulous) in black cherry tree, Ottawa Valley, Mar.21, , 2016
Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) in snowfall 2016
Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) in snowfall, winter 2016
Pine siskin fledgling napping on hummingbird feeder
Pine siskin (Carduelis pinus) fledgling napping on hummingbird feeder, spring 2010