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  • Popular Slo Mo Crow

    Slo Mo Crow

    by Mel Added 278 Views / 0 Likes

    Fish crow comes in for a landing in slow motion - see how soon you can spot it. The Painted Bunting male picks up on it long before I can see it. Little bird senses a big bird and takes cover - even though the crow is no threat it is as big as a hawk so s

  • Popular Fish Crow Sounds and Calls

    Fish Crow Sounds and Calls

    by Mel Added 332 Views / 0 Likes

    The sounds of a mating Fish Crow pair calling. They have made a secretive nest in a pine tree high above the Backyard. They are a real blast to have around. Crows are Corvids like their cousins the Blue Jays are considered extremely intelligent. You can h

  • Popular Man Bonds With Mother Squirrel -  How Squirrels Keep Cool

    Man Bonds With Mother Squirrel - How Squirrels Keep Cool

    by Mel Added 329 Views / 0 Likes

    I've developed a special relationship with one of the Mother Squirrels, its all about trust I think, sort of like being accepted as once of their community. She just relaxes and acts totally natural while I talk to here just 2 feet away and gives body lan

  • Popular Raccoon Quality Time in the Backyard

    Raccoon Quality Time in the Backyard

    by Mel Added 297 Views / 0 Likes

    At first I thought this was Mother Raccoon but after getting a better look I think it is father Raccoon who doesn't have a whole lot of interest in his progeny. But he is a friendly guy to have around and also known as the laziest raccoon in the world:

  • Popular Red Squirrels Excited Eating Sounds

    Red Squirrels Excited Eating Sounds

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    Squeaking, snorting, chirping, sneezing - whatever you call them - calls, sounds or noises - this Red Squirrel is thoroughly enjoying a cache of suet and sunflower seeds I put in a rotten tree to attract woodpeckers. Not ones to keep a low profile, Red Sq

  • Popular Eastern Meadowlark  Calling and Singing

    Eastern Meadowlark Calling and Singing

    by Mel Added 415 Views / 0 Likes

    Rare capture of an Eastern Meadowlark foraging for inspects on the ground and calling and singing. Such a beautiful bird with lots of personality. I was lucky to sneak up on this one without flushing it. You can hear another Meadowlark doing the same in t

  • Popular Cardinals Painted Buntings and Blue Jays Backyard Update

    Cardinals Painted Buntings and Blue Jays Backyard Update

    by Mel Added 319 Views / 0 Likes

    Male Northern Cardinal and Painted Buntings maxing out on primary colors and getting along and the Blue Jays and Squirrels playing mind games with each other - it is a good day in the Backyard!

  • Popular Beautiful Boat Tailed Grackle

    Beautiful Boat Tailed Grackle

    by Mel Added 312 Views / 0 Likes

    Boat Tailed Grackles are actually quite stunning and intelligent birds when seen out in the wild foraging in the morning sun. Their feathers constantly change colors and shimmer blue, green and purple. If you have only seen them in the cities you are in f

  • Popular Red Bellied Woodpecker Couple Foraging and Calling

    Red Bellied Woodpecker Couple Foraging and Calling

    by Mel Added 427 Views / 0 Likes

    The Red Bellied Woodpecker Couple continue to hangout and use the Woodpecker nest box for roosting. The male mostly spends the night in the box. The male has a full red "helmet" the female half a red head. She will likely not lay eggs until spring - they

  • Popular Eastern Meadowlark Song

    Eastern Meadowlark Song

    by Mel Added 500 Views / 0 Likes

    Eastern Meadowlarks singing two different flute like songs and foraging for food on the vast St John's Marshland in Florida. These birds are just gorgeous and their song a winter delight - note the blooming mass of swamp sunflowers - filmed on December 4t

  • Popular Red Bellied Woodpecker Couple Inspect Nest Box

    Red Bellied Woodpecker Couple Inspect Nest Box

    by Mel Added 300 Views / 0 Likes

    Male and female Red Bellied Woodpeckers check out the nest box which of course includes the all important pecking test. Filmed with Canon SX60 HS: https://amzn.to/2Bz6pfFStovall Woodpecker House: https://amzn.to/2ScDq6C

  • Popular Blue Jays Are Like  Flying Chipmunks

    Blue Jays Are Like Flying Chipmunks

    by Mel Added 370 Views / 0 Likes

    How many sunflower seeds can a big Blue Jay hold in its crop and beak at one time? You can count them, I came up with over 30 on at least one trip - see thumbnail photo. Winter is coming and just like the Chipmunk that fills its cheek pouches the Blue Jay

  • Popular Animal Personal Space Violations

    Animal Personal Space Violations

    by Mel Added 478 Views / 0 Likes

    Wild Animals have personal space boundaries with each other and humans. The concept is easily demonstrated by these four wild Backyard squirrels, two red squirrels in North Carolina and two Gray Squirrels in Florida - All habituated to me, but each with t

  • Popular Funny Squirrel Literally Being a Pest

    Funny Squirrel Literally Being a Pest

    by Mel Added 392 Views / 0 Likes

    Sorry to be such a pest, but can I have one of your Sunflower Seeds? For the 13th time stop pestering me - the answer is no! That's how many I counted anyway. Watch for a cameo by a Nuthatch and a Blue jay and the baby Red Squirrel who also runs off the r

  • Popular Blue Jay Uses Special Call to Intimidate Young Cardinal

    Blue Jay Uses Special Call to Intimidate Young Cardinal

    by Mel Added 412 Views / 0 Likes

    Blue Jay resorts to the dreaded squeaky gate or rusty "pump handle" call to scare off a young cardinal - sort of like nails on a blackboard. You may remember this young cardinal standing up to a young Blue Jay at: https://youtu.be/MLvZbt7wI08 but this is

  • Popular Bull Elk Bugling and Marking Territory in the Yard

    Bull Elk Bugling and Marking Territory in the Yard

    by Mel Added 608 Views / 0 Likes

    The Elk Rut is on - Close Up - this Bull uses amazing bugle calls, profuse urine marking and scratching and biting of a little apple tree's branches and bark to mark his territory. Hormones control his thought and actions right now and it is a sight to be

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