This chipmunk has found his way onto the suet cage I put out again this week. I put out peanuts for Chippy and his family, but they’ve taken all of them and probably stored them up for winter. He hasn’t made his way onto the Bird Buddy, but it may just be a matter of time.
When I first saw this Eurasian magpie I thought it looked a lot like the Grackles that visited my yard at home. But they are two unrelated species.
This Yellow-billed Cardinal is one of the prettiest birds at the Aloha Acres feeder.
Touch and go practice
This busy feeder has no more room to land
Best action shots from the past week
When is the first day of fall 2023?
The first day of fall is Saturday, September 23, 2023—the same day as the autumn equinox—in the Northern Hemisphere. The date varies slightly year to year, but it is usually September 22 or 23. On rare occasions, it can fall on September 21 or 24.
The first day of fall is the day of the year when the sun crosses the celestial equator moving southward. This day is known as the Autumnal Equinox. The equinox marks the end of warm summer days and the start of longer chilly nights.
This is the best picture of a Saffron Finch I’ve gotten from Aloha Acres. When you see the body, it looks a lot like the American Goldfinch I see in my backyard, but the yellow is more orange.
This Amethyst Sunbird comes to us from South Africa.
🤗 An amazing California Quail from a Bird Buddy in New Zealand.
The Bird Buddy at Aloha Acres gets crowded. I believe these birds are a Java Sparrow and Saffron Finches.
Cardinals are not native to Hawaii, but three species have been introduced to the islands. Northern Cardinals were first introduced to Hawaii in 1929.
Bit of a squabble between some of the birds at Aloha Acres.
Beautiful shots of a Cardinal landing on my Bird Buddy.
Bird Buddy just launched some very exciting new features! Among them is the ability to get postcards from exotic places and learn about new birds.
I got my first Bird Buddy postcard from Hawaii today! It features a Java Sparrow.
This Cardinal is rockin’ that mohawk today!
Sully thinks he’s hiding in this paper bag.
The Inside Scoop was one of Dad’s favorite places. He went there to get coffee and he sat at the end of the bar doing the crossword puzzle.
The owner was a good friend. They brought their ice cream truck to help celebrate his life.
Formerly Moravian College, I’m an alumnus from the Class of 1989.