Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Something different...

The young RB is growing up.

BAD HAIR DAY

Still a lot of activity in my backyard. But still, no Camille. Ollie and the kids are OK, but Ollie still
sits looking out over the yard.

22 comments:

Shellmo said...

Both super cute!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Maybe she was the 'one true love' of Ollie's life. I feel sorry for him, it's hard to know to what extent animals grieve.

Your woodpecker is as cute as can be. Thanks again for pointing me toward the 'seed blocks'. The woodpeckers and jays are out there drilling on them all day long. The downeys have brought the kids to use them which is fun to watch. Had a serious problem with squirrels and raccoons at first but finally put them on the baffled platform.
Marnie

JKoenig said...

Love that "Bad Hair Day," and the baby woodpecker is precious.

Roy said...

The RB is learning his trade very well, great shot.

holdingmoments said...

Love that bad hair day.
I know how it feels lol

TSannie said...

That is the Don King of the blue jay world. Made me laugh!

Rene said...

What is in the RB's feeder? Are those peanuts??

NatureStop said...

"Bad Hair Day," is really cute!

NCmountainwoman said...

I just love watching the fledglings with their clumsy attempts to feed themselves at the feeders. Nice photos.

Poor little grieving Ollie. It's so hard to see our birds in distress.

jalynn01 said...

That RB is just a cutie.. all the babies are... So sorry to hear about Camille. It's hard when we get to know these creatures they become almost family. I have a downy baby that tries to land on the suet holder and misses while flapping wings and almost hits the porch rail. It's very funny.

HANNIBAL said...

Great pics! Loved them both, but bad hair day is priceless!

John Theberge said...

The amount of birds visiting my feeder has definitely slacked off. Although I did have a family of chickadees visiting the other day which was interesting.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Helen, Our Blues are back for Brood Number 2.. There are four eggs in the nest. Mama is incubating them as we speak. I'll check for the new babies about July 7.

Sorry about your female Bluebird.. That is just so sad. You do have some great photos of the male and babies. TOO cute!!!

Hope things are going well for you.
Hugs,
Betsy

Dave Coulter said...

Well, I hope Ollie isn't mourning the way people do. Maybe that Blue-jay can fix him up with a nice wren? ;)

fishing guy said...

Helen: Cute captures of the birds.

troutbirder said...

They grow up so fast. Very nice.

Bird Girl said...

Two beautiful pictures, Helen! Poor Ollie - I hope another bird soon arrives to comfort him...

Willard said...

Beautiful shots. I also enjoyed the photos of the bluebirds in the previous posts and found the story very interesting.

When I first went to Elk County, I met a man who had a lot of elk named. I said that it was possible to tell the bulls apart because of the different racks, but no way could he tell the cows apart.

I later had to eat my words when I began observing the local deer herd much more closely and was in time able to distinguish individual does and fawns, and of course I named them.

It is interesting to see that you can identify birds the same way and follow their lives.

Cherrie said...

Great pictures!

T and S said...

Lighting on the pygmy woodpecker is stunning. You got him in a beautiful pose as well...Thomas

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Aren't these youngsters always such fun to observe and they develop their plumage, grow and develop their skills. Sweet shots!

Eve said...

I was looking at young RB's today Helen...with bad hair, me that is!
I hope Ollie finds a new mate.