Mr. and Mrs. Painted Bunting and friend

The multi-colored male Painted Bunting is one of everyone’s favorites here at the feeder (sometimes shared with a female Cardinal or other larger bird). He and his lovely, yellow-green female companion return here every year and this is a great spot to catch a glimpse of them . . . because they actually stand still […]

Finally, a Visit to Cornell Lab of Ornithology~!

Ithaca, New York, home of Cornell Lab of Ornithology, was a relatively short 3-hour drive from where I lived most of my life in upstate NY. But it wasn’t till this past summer – after having lived in Florida for 10 years – that I finally had the opportunity to visit the Lab and Sapsucker […]

My favorite ducks 🤗

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (BBWDs) can be found year-round here in Florida, across much of the rest of the southern U.S., and throughout Central and South America. (eBird) They are frankly always handsome, but during the breeding season, they seem especially scrupulous about preening and bathing and looking their best! 😉 These charming birds are endlessly […]