Sunday, January 30, 2011


When we opened the back door this morning, the sounds of this very vocal American Crow perched in the tree nearby called us out for a closer look. Rather than the usual obnoxious "caw caw", these calls were a bit more melodic, mixing rattles and coos in an intriguing and unexpected manner.

We quickly realized it was a very bird-filled morning in My Florida Backyard. Within a matter of minutes, both a Red-Bellied Woodpecker and a Downy Woodpecker had dropped in for Sunday brunch as well.

Little Yellow-Rumped Warblers searched the grass nearby for seeds and small insects, their excellent camouflage rendering them nearly invisible except when they hopped to a new location.

Not to be outdone, wading birds made an appearance as well, including these Great Egrets.

Nearby, a limpkin sat on the bank, soaking up the winter sunshine.

All in all, it was a very bird-filled day in My Florida Backyard, as it often is in the winter months. We sat in the warm sun, enjoying the show and loving life in Florida in January!