Video of whitetail shoving another deer into the snow

Whitetail Deer Smack Down

This whitetail doe mom is in a cranky mood by the time she gets to the feeders. It doesn’t take much to set her off the rest of the way. I caught this action on a trail camera. All the deer cooperated and stayed in front of the camera. They were nice and close giving … Read more…

Video of a Barred Owl

Barred Owl at the Bird Feeder

A Barred Owl stopped by the bird feeders much to the distress of the other birds. The blue jays were setting up a loud ruckus and since I was late getting outside to refill the feeders I just assumed they were letting me know that getting breakfast for myself first wasn’t something they appreciated. I … Read more…

Video of Robins

American Robins It’s Spring

In most places robins are a sure sign that spring is here. They usually arrive in the middle to end of March in my area, which is Eastern Ontario. Most of the time there is still a lot of snow on the ground. This year isn’t much different. There was a patch of ground outside … Read more…

wild turkey smoke phase

Rare Smoke Phase Wild Turkey

We’ve had wild turkeys stop by the feeders fairly often, although this year they’ve been pretty scarce. This flock wandered in on an afternoon with a bonus for us. There was a smoke phase turkey hen in the group. People often refer to them as white-colored, since that is their main color, rather than the … Read more…

an American bittern video

American Bittern

American Bitterns can be a little tough to see in tall grass. They blend in rather well, and they don’t move very much. I heard them out the back for more than a week and had a quick glimpse of one flying by. I was lucky they decided to check out the temporary pond in … Read more…

woodpecker and cardinal at the feeder

Spring is Finally Here

The feeders have a lot of color in them today. Rose Breasted Grosbeaks and Red-Winged Blackbirds are back from a long winter away.  Other birds are getting their spring colors. The grosbeaks took quite some time coming to the feeders last year but it looks like they’re ready to settle in for a long and … Read more…