Introduction video posted!

Birds, more of backyard nature


I’ve just posted a short introduction video on YouTube.  The video is 1:30 minutes in length, featuring natural wildlife that’s near me in Minnesota, actually my backyard. The YouTube link to video is below, along with a few details from the video, and links to learn more about birds featured in video.

I hope you enjoy the video!

What you will see in video:

A Black-capped Chickadee collects seeds from a Cherry log feeder. This bird is known for collecting seeds to eat later. Photo by Jannet Walsh. Copyright © 2021 Jannet Walsh. All Rights Reserved.

Sounds of the Black-capped Chickadee – In the video you will hear the sounds of a small bird, a Black-capped Chickadee, sending out a call.  Since I’ve posted the video, I’ve learned the sounds are called a gargle call used during times of aggression, like at bird feeders, or when fighting over territory.   That all adds up as I was walking near the bird feeders in bird territory, although my backyard.  Learn more about this bird, along with calls and sound, at All About Birds website, hosted by Cornell University.





A female Hairy Woodpecker grabs seeds from a log with suet. Photo by Jannet Walsh. Copyright 2021 © Jannet Walsh. All Rights Reserved.

Hairy Woodpecker – The video features a female Hairy Woodpecker climbing on a tree limb upside down, about two or more stories high. I see this bird almost daily in my backyards this winter, along with the Downy Woodpecker.

The Hairy Woodpeckers are about 7 to 10 inches in length, about the size of a robin.  They have strong bills for searching for insects, and pecking on trees or wooden houses.  The male Hairy Woodpecker has a red marking on the back on head.  To learn more about this bird, visit All About Birds.





A Red-breasted Nuthatch gathers food from an apple covered with seeds and peanut butter. Photo by Jannet Walsh. Copyright ©2021 Jannet Walsh. All Rights Reserved.

Red-breasted Nuthatch – In the video you will see a Red-breasted Nuthatch fly next to me to on the way to a bird feeder.  These birds are known for a sound, yank-yank, something like a tiny car horn.

I make the apple, peanut butter and seed hanging balls for the birds, and hang them from bird feeders.  The birds pick at them, and eventually I need to remove the fermented fruit without seeds. These are great for taking photos and videos, and the birds have not left me any complaints.

Direct link to video

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Take time to enjoy your surrounds outside in nature daily!

Get outside, close as possible – If weather is bad, try to sit or stand near a window while you are working.  Look for birds, rabbits, squirrels or more.  Start a daily journal and record what you see.

I look forward to share with you my love for nature with my photos, videos, blogs and more!

Best wishes,

Jannet Walsh

Welcome to!

Jannet Walsh with her miniature dachshund Hans during a blizzard in Murdock, Minnesota, Dec. 23, 2020. Copyright ©2021. All Rights Reserved.

By Jannet Walsh

Welcome to, nature-inspired work from rural Minnesota.  My earlier photos and videos have been featured by CNN, CNN iReport, HLN, The New York Times Company and the California Academy of Sciences.

On my site you will find new photos, video, blogs, and art of wildlife in their own environment.  It’s likely you will see wild birds and animals I see daily in rural Minnesota.  I will likely expand beyond home to share what I see as a photographer, visual journalist, and artist.  I also enjoy creating watercolor and ink drawing in rural and natural settings not far from home.

I’m looking to share with you from my personal journal of the birds I encounter, along with videos and images.  I hope to inspire you to see nature that’s close to your home and surroundings.

A Blue Jay rests on a frost covered pine tree on January 12, 2021, Murdock, Minnesota. Photo by Jannet Walsh. Copyright ©2021. All Rights Reserved.

Birth of new website
In November 2020, I started photographing  wild birds in my backyard, along with squirrels and cottontail rabbits.  I’ve been sharing my images and videos on social media with friends and family, but now there’s a following of my daily birds on social media from around the world from Hong Kong, England, and especially northern cold climates in Europe.

You might be interested in my wilderness photos and videos from Isle National Park featured by the California Academy of Sciences.  See details at the bottom of my career website home page. 

Minnesota Blizzard  – Please take a look at a recent video I published Dec. 23, 2020, from a blizzard in Minnesota featuring birds in my backyard.  See how the birds adapt in snowy conditions. Snow and winds gusts of  55 mph (about 88.5 kph) or more keep me at home and closed area roads in Minnesota. The birds were eating to survive at the bird feeders in my backyard. 

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I look forward to share with you my love for nature with my photos, videos, blogs and more!

Best wishes,

Jannet Walsh