More Backyard Feathered Friends

With Spring abounding more and more each visit to our lot, some birds I’ve photographed have now migrated north after having wintered here, some have newly arrived to spend the summer, and others are year-round residents.

Here are a couple species taken several weeks ago that have now left for their migration north.

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Greater Scaup
(I believe “Greater” because the males’ heads shine iridescence green, a “Lesser” shines purple.)


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Ruddy Duck (female)


And here are three bird species that have arrived this Spring.

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Eastern Bluebird taking over our neighbor’s Purple Martin house


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Canada Goose Goslings
(these may be year-round residents too ๐Ÿ™‚ )


And finally, here are three photos of birds that live here year-round.

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Bald Eagle mated pair across the creek


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Song Sparrow


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Belted Kingfisher


One more photo, a quick shot taken enroute one of the days of a pair of domestic Pekin ducks, too cute not to include…..well, they were quite obliging with that fence! ๐Ÿ˜

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Pekin Ducks


37 thoughts on “More Backyard Feathered Friends

  1. So lovely, bless them. Your beautiful photography captures their spirit, and uplifts mine. Thank you, Donna.

  2. There’s always so much going on at this time of year with the busy migration, you did a great job of showing some examples, Donna. And your photos are a real joy. That kingfisher with the fish is fantastic, and adorable Canada Goose goslings.

    • Thank you, Jet, things start happening pretty fast at migration time, if we blink too much, we miss it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I had a good time trying to capture the wildlife around me during visits, it surely brought excitement for our years to come!

  3. What a wonderful variety of birds. You are going to love your new location – even without a house!

    • Thank you, Belinda, I love ducks too. I’ve missed seeing all the beautiful ducks that migrate to our Chesapeake Bay for the winter. I’ll get my fill this coming winter! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Great pictures of your visitors and passerby’s. You’re so lucky to have a place like that. Thank you, Donna. ๐Ÿ™‚

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