Hummingbirds will be back soon. We have so many. Here is a photo of one feeder with a few hummingbirds around it.
January and February are popular months to see Bald Eagles along the Illinois River. Many area towns along the river have Bald Eagle days where spotting scopes are available to see them up close. Nearby town of Chillicothe is participating … Continue reading
Here is one of Denny’s latest carvings. It’s a half size saw whet owl. It’s available to purchase along with other birds. Some of the birds are at Annie’s Little Pots in Princeton, Illinois. We also have gift certificates for … Continue reading
We have so many hummingbirds in the summer that we typically need to fill the feeder that they share with four cups of sugar water each day. August is the month that we typically have the most hummingbirds as they … Continue reading
The hummingbirds are back and we are excited to see them courting and waiting for more to come to the feeders once babies are hatched and are out of the nests. … Continue reading
Six baby geese are the newest addition to our pond. The last one hatched on Sunday. This photo is from a different year – no photo this year yet.
We have one goose nesting fairly close to the house. If nothing gets the eggs, they should be hatching soon. I cannot get a photo because she or her mate will attack. We are checking every day for the little … Continue reading
The lake will be thawed out soon and we will start to see the migrating ducks and some other species that are only here in warmer weather or are migrating through. We get many migrating ducks in early spring. This … Continue reading
Eagle watching along the Illinois River is a favorite winter activity. Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Illinois is having an eagle day on Saturday, January 6 at 10am. Education material will be presented and will include tours along the … Continue reading
We see so many birds here at Mission Oak Inn. They love the shelled sunflower seed and the suet that we feed them. Among the many different birds that we see are goldfinches, house finches, white breasted nuthatch, titmouse, chickadee, … Continue reading