Monday, April 28, 2008


Purple Finches

White-throated Sparrows

Some passed through:
Hermit Thrush
White-crowned Sparrow

And some are back:
Gray Catbirds

Brown Thrashers

Chipping Sparrows

And - Baby Bluebirds!!
2008 Brood 1, Day 2

Every day is different and exciting.

Every month has its own special beauty.

"Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit."
Henry David Thoreau


Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

So sad to see friends leave for a brief time but they are replaced temporarily with the new ones. Such beautiful shots, Helen!!

Stacey Huston said...

So many beautiful birds, and still I think the babies are my favorite (for now anyhow.. Grin) thanks so much for sharing..

Anonymous said...

Your gray catbird must be a male as those I have here are mostly one shade of gray.

You are lucky to have brown thrashers all the time. I only get them passing through and they have been here and gone on.

I usually get the grosbeaks in May but they are gone in a week or so.

Your photography is spellbinding.

The Birdlady said...

brenda - i just never know what i might see out there - it's a wonder! thank you.

stacey - ah, the babies are my little darlings - thank you.

abe - that one particular one was the most contrasty i've ever seen - he was quite handsome. "MEOW" I love the brown thrashers too...I am originally a Georgian,. and that's GA's state bird. I hope I have a grosbeak or 2 come through here, but if not,they nest out at Shenandoah Nat Park, and we go there often.
thank you so much.

The Birdlady said...

stacey, that is a wonderful idea - i've been wondering if there was a way not to go back and forth all the time without discouraging my faithful blogger friends - that should do it. i think i'll try it too - thanks

Sandpiper said...

Aww, beautiful post! A number of these birds stay here year 'round. I can never seem to get a shot of a thrasher. They seem to know that I'm trying to take their picture and hide! Your pictures are wonderful, as always!

John Theberge said...

They may have left your yard but hopefully they'll be showing up around here soon.

The Birdlady said...

Lin - Thanks.

John, I hope they do - tell them hello for me.

Bird Girl said...

A time for everything - it's so much fun to look forward to the birds coming back! You did a lovely job with this 'Changes' post!

The Birdlady said...

Thanks Barb -

Mike said...

Love your baby Bluebirds on the branch.

pnfphotography said...

The baby bluebirds are just tooo cute.

The Birdlady said...

Mike, thanks - they are just the cutest little things.

PNF..Oh, aren't they?! I love them!

simpleyesa said...

Wow... those are cute pictures. Good shots!

Anyway, just bloghopping! Hope to see you around... God bless! ^-^

Mary said...

Beautiful and such a great variety.