I created BlueSky Birding as a place to share my love of birds and nature with more people. I've been watching, studying, and appreciating these incredible creatures for many years.
This site is a collection of the moments I've captured along the way, and some of the fascinating things I've learned.
I truly believe that we can all benefit from a deeper connection with nature and my hope is to educate, entertain, and inspire you to pause and appreciate what's right outside your window.
I hope you enjoy your visit...come back soon to see what's new!
All you need to do is look out your window and the world of birds awaits.
What do you see?
When you hear a bird's unique call, you can start to identify your visitors. With seasonal migration comes new sounds.
Start with a feeder, and invite these beautiful creatures to your yard.
There is so much variety in the bird world - from colors to size to unique calls and more.
Blue jays are known for their beautiful vibrant blue feathers and their aggressive behavior. They are one of my personal favorites and I love the variety of calls they make.
With their vibrant red plumage, it's always easy to spot these beautiful males. The females are more discreet with their natural brown color and a noticeable bright orange beak.
Waxwings love berries and will flock to treetops in groups where they express their satisfaction with high-pitched sounds. Notice their unique eye mask and flecks of yellow & red throughout their feathers.
Beautiful small thrush with a big, rounded head, large eye, plump body, and alert posture. The males are bright blue and females more gray in appearance
There are many types of finches but this is one of the most common. The males are mostly red in the breeding season and females are brown. They are often perched & singing on a branch.
These intimidating birds of prey are often seen swooping from the sky at an unsuspecting target. There are many types and their colors vary as you will see in the photos.
Sometimes hard to spot because they blend in well with their neutral colors, they do have noticeable white patches on their wings when they take flight. They are also excellent bug catchers in flight!
Easy to spot with their red chest, these insect eating birds like to hop around on the ground, making a short chirping sound as they hunt for food. They also sing a beautiful melody at sunset after most birds have gone for the day.
These noise-making beauties are often found banging their beak into a tree or even the side of your house. They are in search of bugs but enjoy nuts too. Their markings & beak length will help you identify what type it is.
These little gray & white cuties are very vocal and move quickly. They typically don’t stop for long at a feeder and prefer to grab a snack to go. They raise & lower their cute ”tuft” as a signal, hence their name.
I've seen so many new birds lately and will add them soon! A sneak peak of what's coming: egrets, herons, starlings, wrens, swallows, sparrows, and more!