Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mothers Day Gifts

Today's Greeting

Baby Album

Before and in between family Mothers Day activities and downpours, we managed to get in a few shots...AND we saw a Baltimore oriole in our "bird tree!" Oh happy day! (Would have been a tiny bit better if either of us had gotten a photo!) We have 5 bluebird fledglings (15 days post) and 5 eggs in the nest!

The Carolina wren has babies under the porch... Something to crow about!

The blue jays don't usually nest in my yard, but I think this one is. He's here pretty much all the time, and it's driving the cardinal pair nuts.

See, her feathers are ruffled.

This handsome guy has a bunch of new fledglings - really cuties, with their little "horns."

OK, Mr Oriole, if you want this, you'd better come and get it!

Gotta love peanuts!

The eastern wood pee-wee sat uncharacteristically still for his photo-op.

And Scamper wonders how he can get around that baffle!

Another shot of my clematis.

I couldn't be with my mother today, but she was very close in my heart.

I hope each of you had as wonderful a day as I did, full of family and love and beauty.

16 comments:

Shellmo said...

Just wonderful - I enjoyed every photo!

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Morning Helen! Wonderful shots on your Mother's Day! Quite the variety for sure. Love those 'blue babies'!

kjpweb said...

Wonderful images and hard to pick a favorite. If I had to, though it probably would be be the woodpecker. Or the catbird. Or the Bluejay, Or the Wren, Or the....
Cheers, Klaus

John Theberge said...

I love the composition of that clematis photo. I'm sure you have a print of that hanging on your wall, it would look good in anyones office.

nina said...

Beautiful gifts.
Such a spring treat to have nests and young thriving in your yard!

Sandpiper said...

Gorgeous pictures, as always! I looked back at your other posts for the past couple of days, too, and you really have some wonderful pictures!

Eve said...

Your photos for Mothers Day are stunning! I don't know how you do it! I've visited you blog a number of times but don't think I've commented enough, Birdlady...it is really a treat!

Mary said...

Great shots! Love the wren and I bet that Scampers figures out the baffle one way or another. I always bet on the squirrel :-) All wonderful pictures.

Dave Coulter said...

VERY nice! I like those little bluebirds. Thanks for visiting my blog, too :)

Stacey Huston said...

So great! Really love the baby album today.. great shots Helen, all of them. Have a great day!

Mike said...

Great Mother's Day post. Love the Baby Album photo of the Blue Birds. Happy to report that both the Hummingbirds and Orioles are visiting our feeders, and a pair of Blue Birds have successfully nested in one of our birds houses. Strange at it may seem, Mother's Day is the traditional arrival date for the Hummingbirds. In the twenty-one years I lived in this home Mother’s Day has been their return date, and yesterday at round 10:00 am they did not disappoint, hovering as they usually do in front of the kitchen window.

Naturegirl said...

Oh these images made my heart sing!
I loved each one and so happy to see that you also name your squirrels friends!
Wish you much Joy today and every day as you send so much out to us with your wonderful postings! hugs NG

TSannie said...

Your picture with the woodpecker on the birdfeeder - I just got one of those yesterday! Must say, I was NOT a fan of the smell of the coated peanuts!

Hope your Sunday was a peaceful day full of good things!

Island Rambles Blog said...

Thanks for another one of your lovely posts and for more of your happy birds...I want to be a bird in your yard...they all look well cared for!!!

Nick S said...

wow, such variety right now :-) love them all.

bluebirder said...

Great collection - it's impossible to have a favourite but if pushed it would be either the Wren for the stunning composition or the Pee-wee 'cos they're such a birder's bird! Well done.