Friday, March 24, 2017

Hand-Fed Male Bluebird



Our little hand-fed bluebird - well, sometimes. 




Hummingbird Nest

Look what Andres Hernandez of Yorba Linda found in his yard this Spring. 
He says:
"Isn't nature beautiful and amazing, even in our own yards."


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Parrots in Yorba Linda

Many of you hear the noisy parrots flying overhead here in Yorba Linda.  Karlene Ballard took this magnificent photo of one. It's beautiful.
Thanks for sharing Karlene.......


   

Hand feeding a Western Bluebird -Male


It's a Good Day when this happens:

video




Friday, March 17, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Spectacular Again! 
This picture takes my breath away.........
Look at our local Canadian Geese. They're seen at the Santa Ana Riverbed and flying overhead in Yorba Linda.
Picture by our local professional photographer, John Luciano.
Thank you so much John!
click here for the exact flight honk calls 


The Autry's Bluebirds

The Autry Family of Yorba Linda enjoy feeding their backyard bluebirds. 
 Look how well they've trained them to eat from hand. 
Thank you for sharing these terrific pics. 


Beautiful Peacocks

Look what Kim Cantrell, Yorba Linda came across at 
Santa Ana Lakes.
Spectacular Kim! Thank you for sharing



Saturday, February 4, 2017

Tranquil bird song nature in Yorba Linda

Thank you Lubna Yazouri for this beautiful Yorba Linda - serene bird singing video. 


video




Tree Trimming Professionals

Backyard Birders are typically very selective about who trims their big trees. Birds love a good tree trim and we Birders enjoy our trees occupied with nests come nesting season. We had an excellent tree trimming experience with the trim of our 10, 50 year old pine trees. The trimming was professional. Jerry gave excellent customer service; They cleaned up our yard, roof, sidewalks and Jerry even checked with the neighbors on both sides to make sure any debris was cleaned away to their satisfaction. They were happy also.
I would definitely hire Vargas Tree Trimming Service again.  Ask for Jerry.


Anna's Hummingbird Courtship



Friday, February 3, 2017

Hummingbirds

North Orange County-

Jill Matyuch of
Jill Matyuch photography took this beautiful picture of a mama hummingbird feeding her babies at the Fullerton Arboretum. 
Thank you Jill!



Sunday, January 22, 2017

Rainy morining Blues

Backyard Yorba Linda-

Everyone is hungry this rainy morning.

Blues fly in for their early rainy morning homemade suet.
The healthy suet helps them along with nutrition during the winter months. 

Western Bluebirds songs and chatter  




Thursday, December 1, 2016

Female Oriole, Yorba Linda, Ca.


"I like this new cafe food bar." 
Yummy!   This grape jelly is delicious!


Friday, November 11, 2016

American Eagle - Orange County, Ca. by Jill Matyuch Photographer

Jill Matyuch of Jill Matyuch Photography takes outstanding pictures of our local So.Cal. 
American Eagles. 
Her photography inspires me. It makes me proud to live in such a humble place of Nature. 
We need just look around. 

On this Veteran's Day and Always,
Thank you American Veterans!.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Female Western Bluebird

Young female western bluebird awaiting her cranberry bits.
When they are older, the white circle around the eye is not as visible. 


Monday, October 10, 2016

Keep bluebird boxes up year round

Keep bluebird boxes up all year round. 
Read the Orange County Register Home and Garden article.



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Turkey Vulture

I love Tree of Life Nursery. San Juan Capistrano, Ca. off of Ortega Hwy.  You can always find your favorite California native plants there.
There is a Tree there where several Turkey Vultures nest.






Monday, June 20, 2016

Yorba Linda Hummers on a HOT HOT day.



Thank you Kim Cantrell, Yorba Linda for this wonderful picture. 
I'm sure the mother hummer was keeping them hydrated. 

    Two baby hummingbirds in our nest today. I hope they survive in this unbearable 105 degree heat wave!


Monday, April 11, 2016

North Orange County Bald Eagles Return

By Jill Matyuch
Beautiful Professional  Pictures of our North Orange County Bald Eagles.

Thank you so much Jill!

Click here for bald eagle sounds














Saturday, April 9, 2016

Mystery Bird in a Yorba Linda, CA. front yard rose bush.

Pictures by Davy K. of Yorba Linda.
She discovered this bird's nest in her front yard rose bush. She kindly set up a protective covering for the newly born and mother bird to keep them protected from the rain that day. YAY DAVY!

Scroll down to see these baby birds progressive growth.

We are still trying to identify these birds. It could be a Bell's Vireo, but don't know for sure. We will post it when a correct identity is determined. 
Happy Birding!


Eggs in front yard rose bush nest  
(Identification - not sure yet) 4/9/2016


Just hatched (Not sure what kind of bird?) 4/10/2016


Housing to protect mother bird and newborns from the recent rain. 

Mother bird on her rose bush nest 

Does anyone know what type of bird this is? 
4/11/2016


4/13/2016
Mother sitting on chicks. She is so cute!


4/16/2016


4/16/2016 Video
video


4/16/2016 - Hungry Babies
video


4/19/2016



4/20/2016
The baby birds are almost ready to fledge from their little nest.
Great job with the pictures Davy. You've been a good birdie Mom.


4/22/2016
CONGRATULATIONS!
Davy is an Empty Nester!
All the babies successfully took flight. 
So happy you could share this experience with us. Sometimes birds return to their nesting spot, so maybe they'll come again  same time next year . 




Mother Bird is watching over her fledglings.
4/22/2016