An epic air battle played out above our house yesterday. First, this Red-tailed Hawk was soaring in large circles.
Suddenly, a local crow attacked. Crows often try to chase hawks, ospreys, and eagles away from their territory. Usually I see them do it as a group, but this brave crow decided to do . . . → Read More and See Photos: Battle in the Skies
What is different about my Walnut Tree this week?
Not this crow. Crows are frequent visitors to my yard.
Definitely not this robin.
Robins spend a lot of time in the Walnut Tree.
The difference is in the tree itself. It’s starting to leaf out!
Related posts:My Own Varied ThrushTree . . . → Read More and See Photos: Walnuts in Our Future
The weather has been difficult for the past week or so- tons of rain and clouds. Birds have come and gone, but my camera has had to stay inside. So, here are some bird photos I’ve taken in the past couple of weeks. Above is a male Anna’s Hummingbird in our cherry tree.
. . . → Read More and See Photos: Random Bird Shots (It’s been a rainy week)
As we have seen before, birds defend their nests and territory. Here, an osprey is chasing a bald eagle away above our house. The osprey has a nest on top of a cell phone tower close by and is willing to take on a much larger bird to defend it.
But, what comes . . . → Read More and See Photos: Osprey Chasing and Being Chased
Last week in central Oregon I took this picture at the top of Lava Butte. Is it a crow or a raven? Do you know the difference? Look at the next two photos I took below- one is a crow, one is a raven.
Any idea which is which? It is hard . . . → Read More and See Photos: The Difference Between a Crow and a Raven
Red-tailed hawks are very common birds of prey throughout the U.S. They do vary quite a bit in color and pattern though, so sometimes it can be hard to know for sure whether it is a red-tailed hawk. One good indication in this photo is the field marking of the dark band on the . . . → Read More and See Photos: Red-tailed Hawk under Crow attack