Tuesday, 17 April 2018

A to Z Challenge - O is for Owl & Others

Barred Owl
...and Other birds that grace the land outside my door.

Some, like the owl, are large...

Cooper's Hawk
Pileated Woodpecker
Wild Turkey
Juvenile Cooper's Hawk
Ring-necked Pheasant

Others are small but more frequent visitors...

White-breasted Nuthatch
Black-capped Chickadee

Indigo Bunting

Slate-coloured Junco

Northern Cardinal - Female
Northern Cardinal, Male
Hairy Woodpecker
Baltimore Orioles
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

And the omnipresent, rain or shine, snow or sleet - Fred and Ethel the mourning doves:
Mourning Doves

"And what matters most is not whether we hide or fly or even where our journey takes us -- but what guides us home and where we come to land."
(closing monologue from Call the Midwife Season 7, Episode 5)

©2018 April Hoeller


  1. I keep track of birds tat visit our garden but none as as exotic as the ones you've shown us - bullfinch, goldfinch and greater spotted woodpeckers are the 'best' we see.

  2. Such a gorgeous treat of a post April. Thank you.
    Want to keep looking at the indigo bunting. There's something very captivating about her.
    "....but what guides us home and where we come to land." beautiful.
    Given the ice and the snow you've had this week, it must be warming to look at all these visitors who'll come by soon enough:)
    O is for Overheard at Old Harry Rocks

  3. What gorgeous photos of such a varied array of avian visitors! And a lovely quote as well.

  4. Stunning photos, April! Love the assortment of birds that visit you.

    Emily In Ecuador

  5. I love birds too, you are lucky to have so many species arround. Beautiful pictures, I bet you have a big collection of them. Have a nice weekend!