Sunday, June 1, 2008

Life goes on -

Today's Greeting

Baby Album - The "bottle babies" are still here - much longer than the parents normally let them stay after a new brood hatches - and this one really hangs around the nest box a lot - more than I have seen before. He likes to sit on top and also goes inside sometimes - I've heard of them feeding the next brood, but have never seen it - I'll watch him tomorrow to see if I can tell if he's taking food.


Little brown thrasher

Mama (or is it dad?) watching...


My father would have called these guys "Pete and Re-Pete"


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17 comments:

kjpweb said...

Those Trashers are very beautiful! Well done, Helen!
Cheers, Klaus

Andrea said...

Your pictures are always nice to see.
And your posts speak about a "Kind World".
I like to find sometimes a small break to read your Blog.
(Sorry for my English,it's not my language,and sometimes I wonder about what I write...)

Bye

Jayne said...

More often than not, I'll see the male bluebird starting to get annoyed with the bottle babies as they get ready to see another batch fledge. If mine go towards the nest box, he will chase them away.

Love those sweet Thrashers!

Dave Coulter said...

I like the Trashers too! :)

troutbirder said...

There is something about Thrashers. Perhaps they remind me of the pair that nested in my mothers clematis when I was a boy!

Anna Simpson said...

Fantastic photographs very well done. They are such beautiful birds.

Mary said...

Maybe your little bluebird is a "mother in training". Love the little Thrashers and my dad used to say that about Pete and Re-Pete, too!

fishing guy said...

Lin: Truely lovely photos today. I like the one with the bird against the bird house.

fishing guy said...

Helen: I guess I was just at Sandpipers place and still had the name on my mind.

Indrani said...

Lovely birds. It was a pleasure seeing the young ones.

NCmountainwoman said...

It's always such a treat to see your pictures. I do love the thrashers.

TSannie said...

Just love your bird photos! I have lots of birds, but not nearly the variety you do.

Sandpiper said...

How wonderful! Thrashers always dive for cover here! Beautiful pictures, Helen.

Stacey Huston said...

I love spring and all the babies.. thanks for sharing Helen.

Roy Norris said...

They are very similar to our Song Thrush Helen, great photos.

Bird Girl said...

Oh Helen! I don't know how you are getting these wonderful Brown Thrasher images!!! They are the most difficult bird I have ever encountered to get a picture of! That one shot with the little one and the parent watching - is outstanding! The really neat thing is the parents have yellow eyes and Pete & RePete have BLUE eyes - how cool is that! I leaned something new. Thanks!

Shellmo said...

Those thrashers are nice to look at and observe! I love the photos you captured of them.