Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bird Nerd

I love sitting outside trying to catch pictures of all the birds that visit my only two trees left in the yard after the ice storm a few years ago.  The two remaining trees aren't big but both appear to be diseased. 

The Robin only posed for a moment. 

I believe this is a House Finch.  Correct me if I'm wrong.

This little flirt kept the male Cardinal busy.  She would fly from the feeder to the tree and back again.  The male Cardinal watched admiringly.

There were two finches playing.  Their song and the way they played reminded me of watching small children play and laugh.

Click on this to enlarge.  The colors on this hummer are amazing.

You know it's spring when you see this!

I have no idea what this is.  The tail feathers are blue.  Any help?

These are growing in abundance in my yard.  Does anyone know what it is?

If this damn rain would ever stop then the ground could dry then I could plant my garden then I could start watching it grow! 

I'm really hoping to see the Rose Breasted Grosbeak again this year.  I saw it two years ago.  The bluejay made a brief visit, but not long enough for me to get a shot.

The boys just got home, so Mom time is over for now!


Jules said...

I love your bird pictures but I have no idea what you call most of them like you. That Hummingbird shot though is great.

Ditto on all your "if this rain would stop" scenarios. I can't even get close enough to pull weeds without a safety rope. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Jean said...

You are right about your first bird ID question...House Finch. Your second one with the blue tail is a female Eastern Bluebird!!!
Not sure about your mystery flower. Sure is pretty. Can you get a photo of the leaves?
Very nice pics!!!

Out on the prairie said...

Nothing wrong with birding, I spent all day searching for the arrival of Indigo Buntings and saw one pair.Guess they were early birds ahead of the flock.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I enjoyed seeing your birds. I wasn't sure about the id, either, but was wondering if the one was a female bluebird.

I hope you find out what the pretty white flower is.

Thanks for your comment on my post about the slope. After pricing retaining walls, and seeing how long it would take to install them, and after reading the suggestions, I decided to just use the fake bricks I was planning to use, and then got some plants in the bottom half.

Anonymous said...

pretty pictures

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Love your photos. For some reason I didn't get your comments and questions of May 2 and 3 until today. So sorry. The Black Walnut Pie Crust will be fine in a regular pie pan. I would have been happy to guest post for you until after finals.