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  • 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

  • Popular How To Make a Backyard Bird Photography Studio Part 1

    How To Make a Backyard Bird Photography Studio Part 1

    by Mel Added 272 Views / 0 Likes

    How to make a Backyard photography studio to get great candid shots of you're Backyard birds and other creatures. This is Part 1 focusing on thinking about what you have and what you can do with it to prepare a nice photo environment or stage. Part 2 will

  • Popular American Crows Calling

    American Crows Calling

    by Mel Added 318 Views / 0 Likes

    This Crow seemed to be trying to tell or ask me something - like give me some breakfast......

  • Popular Red Shouldered Hawk

    Red Shouldered Hawk

    by Mel Added 289 Views / 0 Likes

    A close encounter with a stunning juvenile Red Shouldered Hawk in perfect morning light. This is the clearest video i've ever captured of a raptor in the wild. It is checking out the new Backyard bird studio I'm working on so this was a big bonus. More on

  • Popular Thousands of American Robins Roost in Florida

    Thousands of American Robins Roost in Florida

    by Mel Added 309 Views / 0 Likes

    The iconic American Robin is so familiar in northern lawns in spring and summer when they are breeding, building nests, raising their broods and eating earthworms right in front of us. But did you know they arrive in Florida in winter by the thousands in

  • Popular Blue Jays Cardinals Grackles and Buntings!

    Blue Jays Cardinals Grackles and Buntings!

    by Mel Added 313 Views / 0 Likes

    Florida Winter Backyard Bird selection - a little slice of Backyard life. Blue Jays, Miss cardinal, Common Grackles and little Painted Buntings seem to be getting along pretty well this afternoon.

  • Popular Backyard Birding Christmas Party

    Backyard Birding Christmas Party

    by Mel Added 287 Views / 0 Likes

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from the Backyard! The creatures don't celebrate holidays, but they are always up for a party. This year the Painted Buntings party was held in a separate room for obvious reasons. As usual the decorati

  • Popular Florida Snail Kites Hunting Snails

    Florida Snail Kites Hunting Snails

    by Mel Added 274 Views / 0 Likes

    Endangered male Snail Kite on the St. John's River in central Florida flying low over the marsh using its keen eyesight to spot large Apple Snails to grab. A critically Endangered species all Florida Snail Kites are precious as their habitat continues to

  • Popular American Crows Calling

    American Crows Calling

    by Mel Added 312 Views / 0 Likes

    A small family of American Crows that hangs Backyard north having an extended conversation - although similar there are significant differences in each individual call.

  • Popular Wild Honey Bee Hive Up Close - A Meditation

    Wild Honey Bee Hive Up Close - A Meditation

    by Mel Added 268 Views / 0 Likes

    Honey Bee hive update from the squirrel nest box. Honeybees are fascinating to watch up close where you can see all the individuals. Kind of addicting really! The bees have built an impressive hive that is now extending well outside of the nest box and th

  • Popular Coopers Hawk Calling and Causing a Forest Commotion

    Coopers Hawk Calling and Causing a Forest Commotion

    by Mel Added 290 Views / 0 Likes

    Intense Bird drama unfolds in the forest edge and we can hear it all, but not see what's going on until the very end. Its all about understanding bird behavior by ear! The call of a Coopers Hawk is really quite unusual and sounds very similar to a Pileate

  • Popular Red Squirrel Kittens Leave the Nest Box

    Red Squirrel Kittens Leave the Nest Box

    by Mel Added 293 Views / 0 Likes

    Watching the Red Squirrel kittens on their first day out of the nest box is always a hoot. Mom pretty much gives up on controlling them and any though of keeping a low profile is quickly out the window. I feed these very young squirrel just sunflower seed

  • Popular Backyard Songbird Sampler

    Backyard Songbird Sampler

    by Mel Added 277 Views / 0 Likes

    Two handsome Painted Buntings, a bright Song Sparrow, a hungry Mockingbird, a stealthy Eastern Phoebe (a type of flycatcher) and finally a Catbird ironically trying to sing while big dogs barking drown out the effort and he gives up. Noise pollution is an

  • Popular Cute Cotton Rat in the Backyard

    Cute Cotton Rat in the Backyard

    by Mel Added 397 Views / 0 Likes

    I found this little guys secret grass tunnel into the Backyard back fence from the conservation area. These are native grass loving rats and use grass tunnels to get around. As rats go Cotton Rats which live naturally in the conservation area are kind of

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