My Back Yard Birds - Wylie Texas

Welcome to my online bird photo album!

I have always loved birds, starting way back when I was a small child and used to watch the finches at the pet section of the local department store while my mother shopped for clothes. Then my Girl Scout troop leader decided our troop should earn the Bird Badge together, which included bird identification. From then on, I have been a bird watcher, although a relatively casual one. Once I had places of my own I have always put up back yard feeders and bird baths and enjoyed the company of the local birdlife.

Then recently, I decided to buy myself a nice camera with telephoto lens and try my hand at taking some photos of the birds that came to my yard. I went with a Canon Rebel T5, with a 75-300mm telephoto lens, and set out to see what I could do. My very first photo was a cardinal and the results were stunning! Wow, I was hooked and I have been taking photos of these birds constantly ever since.
So on this page I have every species of bird that I have identified in my yard or areas around my house here in Wylie. Click on the photo of a bird and get a full page with more photos and a few coments. As a bonus I also included a link to the Cornell University ornithology lab web site which is a wonderful resource with extensive information, photos, videos, audio clips, range maps, etc., for each species of birds. On the page for each bird species, just click on the All About Birds icon at the top right and it will take you to the Cornell web site page for that species. Hope you enjoy my album!

American Goldfinch

Pine Siskin

Northern Mockingbird

Orange-Crowned Warbler

Red-Winged Blackbird

Lincoln's Sparrow

White-Throated Sparrow

Harris's Sparrow

American Robin

Great Crested Flycatcher

House Finch

Eastern Bluebird

Blue Jay

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Carolina Wren

Chipping Sparrow

White Crowned Sparrow

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

Greater Roadrunner

Tufted Titmouse

Dark-eyed Junco

Cedar Waxwing

Pine Warbler

Eastern Phoebe

Indigo Bunting

Red Bellied Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

White Winged Dove


Northern Cardinal

Carolina Chickadee

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Black-Chinned Hummingbird

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet

Brown Creeper

Downy Woodpecker

Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

Barn Swallow

Brown-Headed Cowbird