Saturday, April 23, 2011

First Year of Hummingbird Feeding

This is the first year that I am feeding the hummingbirds, they are here in NC. I saw two last week, I got me these little hummingbird feeders at the dollar store for starters. And I got a flower and found a pot and planted it in there and sat it on the porch, so that I could watch it. We'll see if I get any hummers within a week, I hope I do. The type of flower I planted is a snap dragon, hummingbirds like them. If you want to do this or even just plant flowers that the hummingbirds like, they will find it. I will be updating about the hummingbirds. Hope they come :) ~Whitney

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Yesterday while sitting outside, I noticed a big hawk like bird flying over head. He was real low, and I knew that I could get a good shot. So, I raised my camera and took one picture. Today I finally loaded it on the computer and cropped it, when I did, I noticed that it looked alot like an Osprey. An Osprey? couldn't be, they live around water. There is no water where I live besides a little creek in the woods. And that's about it. So, I got some advice from some other birders. And so far, it is an Osprey. I think this is the mystery bird that I have been seeing flying around now and then. Ospreys are not in the hawk family, they are more like eagles. They eat fish. So, there is another bird on my list of birds. I'll have to keep my eye open for him. ~Whitney

Sunday, April 17, 2011

My First Owl

Remember when I saw the owl and the turkey? Well, ever since I saw the owl I have been bringing my camera with me to church. And it finally payed off when I got this nice picture of him sitting in a tree. I was really excited about getting this good of a picture. I got another picture of him before he flew to this branch. It is not as good. Patience really does work when you really want a picture of something such as an owl. Hope I can get more pictures of him soon, and I will still bring my camera along with me when we do go to church. ~Whitney