Sunday, May 4, 2008

Me, me, me!!!

Nice weather now - a lot of wind though - Lots of activity in the backyard. Mama bluebird is building again....Dad has his hands full feeding these five. They have moved in very close to the house, and should be coming to the rail in a day or two - precocious little beauties.
This morning, we saw 2 male and a female rose-breasted grosbeaks out back...I hope they come back for a photo session.
Already this morning we've had the bluebirds, cardinals, catbirds, mockingbirds, titmice, chickadees, chipping sparrows, goldfinches, house finches, carolina wrens, white breasted nuthatches, red-bellied WP, grackels, mourning doves, red-winged blackbirds, house sparrows & starlings (alas), a yellow-rumped warbler and the grosbeaks - hope the day brings more. I have to go to work at noon, but the light gets to be a problem by then anyway.
We'll be going somewhere during this week to see what we can find.

19 comments:

Mary said...

Terrific pictures! Baby birds are so concentrated on themselves and survival! Makes a nice early Mother's Day picture :-)

jalynn01 said...

I so enjoy bluebirds and especially when dad or mom is feeding. Great photographs. Can't wait to see more.

The Birdlady said...

Thanks Mary. Oops - that's dad in the photo.

Thanks as always, Jalynn -

kjpweb said...

Funny - the urgent need is written all over them... :)
Cheers, Klaus

The Birdlady said...

Oh, they are beggers all right. They are so much fun to watch...Thanks, Klaus.

Bird Girl said...

How sweet! Mine are just hatched...that's how far behind we are in PA. I can't wait to follow the babies around the yard! Beautiful!

The Birdlady said...

Thanks Barb - They are about to come to the porch - they sit in the very front of the bird tree and look, and one flew down and towards it, but he thought better of it and went back. So much fun.

Shellmo said...

I was so happy to see the baby bluebird being fed - what a great scene to witness and you captured it beautifully! Do you think that baby bird could have opened his mouth any wider? :-)

TSannie said...

WONDERFUL!

The Birdlady said...

Thanks Shellmo and tsannie

Sandpiper said...

What wonderful pictures. I can "hear" that baby squawking to be fed! :)

Mental P Mama said...

Oh I am so envious...have had a bluebird house for two years. Mealworms nearby, and anything else a bluebird could want. Nothing. I will live vicariously through these beautiful shots!

The Birdlady said...

Thank you Lin and mpmama - The babies are wonderful; I am truly fortunate to enjoy them brood after brood, year after year. I would send you some if I could.

Naturegirl said...

Birdlady where do you live in a bird sanctuary!! All those birds in one place ....it must be heaven listening to their songs!!
Thank you for regularly coming by and commenting while I posted my trip to Arizona! S-o-o-o- much more to show but for now I'll focus on getting home and to my Spring garden and bird friends!!
hugs NG

The Birdlady said...

Thanks - good to hear from you - that was some trip! Can't wait to see more images.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful.

The Birdlady said...

Thank you, Abe.

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Oh, my, your shots are so wonderful! I am so sad seeing your building bluebirds and the baby shots are perfect!!
Great shots, as always!

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful! what touching photos.. thanks