I was so surprised to see that the baby Bluebirds and their parents still spend a good deal of time in their birdhouse. I always thought that, once they have fledged, they are gone from the birdhouse. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
I’ve seen them fly in and out at all times of the day. I loved this photograph of this little one looking out the door. He just looks way too big to still be in there. How on earth do they all fit in that little birdhouse? There are 3 babies, who are as big as their parents, and 2 parents!
It was such a treat when we started to see some big branches way up on top of the electric pole near where we live by the beach. We had seen the Osprey bringing branches up there when they started to build it a few seeks ago. It took them a good week plus more to finish and “move in.” (Click on blog link for other photos.)
And now when I ride by early in the morning, the female is sitting up on the nest while the male is perched on the dead tree branch nearby.
We watch him fly out over the water and bring back fish to the nest during the day. It’s been so much fun to watch. I can’t wait until the eggs hatch and we can watch the little ones!
What a wonderful experience!
At first I thought this was “just another Sparrow” in our yard until I saw the two bright yellow spots on his head and his white throat. And then I knew it was a White-throated Sparrow, a bird I had never seen before and what a beauty! (Click on blog link for other photo.)
Not only does he have such distinctive coloring with a black and white striped crown and yellow spots between his eyes and bill, but his song is amazing. It sounds just like, “Old sam-peabody-peabody.”
Have you ever seen a White-throated Sparrow?
I was up very early and thought it would be fun to take a walk at Fort Hill to see what else was awake at that hour. Oh my! (Click on blog link for other photo.)
As I rounded the trail by the marsh I heard this gorgeous song coming from high up on one of the reeds I looked up and there was a Common Yellowthroat singing his heart out. He was just gorgeous! Love his black mask and bright yellow throat.
Just at the right place at the right time! Such a treat!
The baby Bluebirds in our yard have fledged and are hungry! It has been so cute watching them as their parents fly down for the meal-worms and then feed them. (Click on blog link for other photos.)
These are some of the really sweet ones as the parents feed their young.
In the 4th photograph, the mom has the worm in her mouth while the little waits … patiently!
The last photograph was way too funny as the little one landed on the hummingbird feeder and tried to feed from it. So adorable!!
This Baltimore Oriole came to our bird feeder the other day and just hung out for a while. I got my camera and it looked like he was posing for me.(Click on blog link for other photos.)
I love the 3 head shots that I got.
So much fun! Gorgeous bird, don’t you think?