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  • Popular Backyard Birds Love Bird Baths

    Backyard Birds Love Bird Baths

    by Mel Added 403 Views / 0 Likes

    If you are feeding your backyard birds and not puting out a bird bath you are missing out on a lot of fun watching the birds enjoy themselves and also making their lives easier and your backyard more appealing. It doesn't have to be anything heavy or expe

  • Popular Chipmunk Gluttony Video

    Chipmunk Gluttony Video

    by Mel Added 321 Views / 0 Likes

    Chipmunks may be cute and endearing (unless they clean out $10 worth of good bird seed in a day). However, they do suffer from at least one of the 7 Deadly Sins - Gluttony. I wanted to get one last close-up video of this amazing capacity before I moved th

  • Popular House Finch Call Video

    House Finch Call Video

    by Mel Added 336 Views / 0 Likes

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  • Popular Chipmunk Food Dispenser

    Chipmunk Food Dispenser

    by Mel Added 275 Views / 0 Likes

    I brought a "squirrel proof" caged finch feeder to the Mountain Backyard which is pretty effective on Gray and Red Squirrels, but alas the tiny Chipmunks have had a population explosion and attacked it almost immediately and drained a cylinder in about an

  • Popular Blue Jay Bird Bath Joy - Closeup

    Blue Jay Bird Bath Joy - Closeup

    by Mel Added 317 Views / 0 Likes

    So Close You might get Wet! Blue Jays Love their bird bath - they and other Backyard birds line up late every afternoon for a refreshing splash. I've found that these simple molded large planter bases that are hollow and anywhere from 12 to 18" in diamete

  • Popular Baby Opossum's Day Out - Mother's Day Special

    Baby Opossum's Day Out - Mother's Day Special

    by Mel Added 404 Views / 0 Likes

    Mother's Day Special - Baby Possum is making its first foray into the Backyard for some crispy chips left over from hot and sour soup. At first cautious, it doesn't take long before excitement sets in. It's hard to tell just how small the little thing is,

  • Popular Squirrel Eating Loquat Fruit

    Squirrel Eating Loquat Fruit

    by Mel Added 465 Views / 0 Likes

    The Loquat fruit is all ripe and some of the squirrels appreciate a nice juicy and healthy meal. Loquat trees provide a bonanza of fresh fruit in early spring for mammals and birds and after the fruit is gone the multitude of large leftover seeds are enjo

  • Popular Father Red Morph Eastern Screech Owl

    Father Red Morph Eastern Screech Owl

    by Mel Added 270 Views / 0 Likes

    Its always exciting when I find Father Screech Owl each season. The Owls like a nest box near a big tree or forest cover and Father Owl watches over the nest box all day long and rests so he can hunt and bring food as soon as the sun goes down. He is a ha

  • Popular Honey Bee Swarm in Oak Tree

    Honey Bee Swarm in Oak Tree

    by Mel Added 320 Views / 0 Likes

    A new colony of Africanized honey bees (AHB) has spun off the main colony living in the Squirrel Condo nest box. A very fascinating thing to see as thousands of bees swarm in a big ball around a new queen and wait for the scouts to come back with a new lo

  • Popular Honey Bee Swarm in Oak Tree

    Honey Bee Swarm in Oak Tree

    by Mel Added 190 Views / 0 Likes

    A new colony of Africanized honey bees (AHB) has spun off the main colony living in the Squirrel Condo nest box. A very fascinating thing to see as thousands of bees swarm in a big ball around a new queen and wait for the scouts to come back with a new lo

  • Popular Brown Thrasher Birds

    Brown Thrasher Birds

    by Mel Added 300 Views / 0 Likes

    Brown Thrashers are stunning birds - cousins of Mockingbirds and Catbirds. This Brown Thrasher couple is a rare sight in the Backyard - they are probably a breeding pair. They are year round residents in Florida but are known as the State Bird of Georgia!

  • Popular Wild Turkey Mating Ritual Dance

    Wild Turkey Mating Ritual Dance

    by Mel Added 501 Views / 0 Likes

    Male Wild Turkeys put on a stunning mating ritual display or dance in Spring and they are really quite exotic-looking big birds if you've never seen it before. This fellow is putting on quite the show, but it is the hens that initiate mating and so far th

  • Popular A swaying, shimmying, stalking American Bittern. Tara Tanaka

    A swaying, shimmying, stalking American Bittern. Tara Tanaka

    by Mel Added 456 Views / 0 Likes

    "I had so many comments on the way that the Great Egret moved its head and neck in the Great Backyard Bird Count video vimeo.com/39248315, that I decided to reach back into some five-year old American Bittern footage that I’d been meaning to edit to

  • Popular Flycatcher Looks for Flies On Elk and Gets A Surprise!

    Flycatcher Looks for Flies On Elk and Gets A Surprise!

    by Mel Added 491 Views / 0 Likes

    Amazing slice of animal life - watch closely as an Eastern Phoebe Flycatcher flies in to check out an elk for flies for a quick meal only to have the elk accidentally hit him with the tip of his antlers. Looks like this elk wasn't too fly infested, but it

  • Popular Mallard Duck Meditation

    Mallard Duck Meditation

    by Mel Added 411 Views / 0 Likes

    A small flock of Mallard Ducks relaxes in the seasonal wetland behind the Backyard and the sunlight and water reflections are perfect for a little rest and relaxation set to the sound of tiny frogs.

  • Popular Squirrel Exercises and Trains Like an Elite Athlete – Squirrel Appreciation Day!

    Squirrel Exercises and Trains Like an Elite Athlete – Squirrel Appreciation Day!

    by Mel Added 379 Views / 0 Likes

    Do wild animals consciously choose to work out or exercise? Surprisingly there is very little research on this topic. I was fortunate to capture this amazing video of a wild red squirrel clearly mentally and physically preparing and training for a future

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