Backyard Feathered Friends – 10/4/21

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Taking lunch to my husband three days ago, with my camera tagging along proved to be a success with seeing and capturing a new lifer for me, the Yellow-bellied Flycatcher.

Could it happen again the next day?Β  I had to try!Β  So I told my husband I’d deliver lunch again.Β  πŸ˜‰

No new bird that day, but there was a nice variety in the 15 minutes I birded.

Heading into our woods to look for the little ones, I heard behind me the distinct loud chattering of Bald Eagles coming from our cove.Β  I quickly about-faced and headed down to the water to look for them instead.

Sure enough, across the creek up in the tree where they like to sit was a pair of Bald Eagles having quite the discussion.

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Bald Eagles having a discussion

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When I saw the clue of the left Eagle hop a couple times to the left on its branch, I got ready.Β  There’s going to be a take-off!

Sure enough!

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Bald Eagle takes flight (far right is blurry image of second Eagle watching the take-off)

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Bald Eagle

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Bald Eagle

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Bald Eagle

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That was so awesome as I watched it turned right to circle back and head out to the river!

In the next few minutes, four more birds stopped by for a photo session with me.

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Red-winged Blackbird (male)

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Blue Jay with a snack

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Gray Catbird

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Brown Thrasher

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That was certainly a lot of fun!  So much so, I delivered lunch again the next day!  😊

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51 thoughts on “Backyard Feathered Friends – 10/4/21

  1. How wonderful to think that once you are living there, these will be your ‘backyard’ friends! I’ll bet you can’t wait. What is the cove that your property is on?

  2. What a wonderful series of photographs!

    You have benefitted from delivering lunch by seeing birds, your husband (I am certain) is grateful for the food and the birds appreciate the public relations effort.

    But the greatest benefactor of your lunch duties is all of us! Thank you!

  3. It is always a thrill to get a raptor flight shot, especially against foliage, so you get full colour, as often it silhouettes against a bright sky. Always love you bluejay, would so love to have them in my garden.

  4. What beautiful composition for the Brown Thrasher photo! So exciting to see the majestic bald eagles. Sounds like taking your husband lunch has lots of perks. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Barbara! I got very excited with the Brown Thrasher, I haven’t seen one of them for a few years. I got nervous trying to keep up with it, lol. I will say, birds sure are a lot of fun! 😊

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