Rufous Hummingbird

We have a few rufous hummingbirds battling each other for the feeder. Even though I have several hummingbird feeders out, they still chase each other away.

Twelve-Spotted Skimmer

While trying to take photos of some smaller birds in my back yard, this dragonfly flew in. Although they are apparently a common dragonfly in North America, I had never seen one before. It perched on the top of a dead stump and stayed there for quite a while. It didn't seem to be bothered …


The osprey nest is empty. We don’t know what happened but there is no life in the nest. Saturday night mom and both chicks were there. The chicks were growing and thriving. Sunday morning they were gone. Did they fall out of the nest? My friend searched around the bottom of the tree and found …

Wing Test

The little ones are starting to check out their wings. It will be a little while before they're ready to leave the nest.