I love watching our birds in May, because there are always those I don’t see at other times of the year. Some are migrating, others come to the feeders more frequently because they are feeding babies.
Male cardinal and rose-breasted grosbeak
Female red-bellied woodpecker
I especially enjoyed watching them one day when it rained.
Male house finch
A very wet chickadee
Male ruby-throated hummingbird
Female purple finch
Female finch – I think it’s a purple finch.
Wet blue jay
I’m note even sure what this wet, bedraggled bird is – maybe a mocking bird.
But, the sun will always come out – maybe tomorrow – and everyone is dry again.
Oh, squirrel, I have ground feeders for you – why don’t you stay there.
Mourning dove in the morning sunshine.
Female house sparrow
Imagine my delight to see an indigo bunting and a rose-breasted grosbeak at the same time.
I think they just migrate through our area, because I only see them in May.
Oh, the delights of bird-watching in May.
Wednesday, April 19
The caused a bad-feather moment.
Love their beautiful yellow feathers
Monday, April 17
Young blossoms on one of our white dogwood trees.
One of our noisy little wrens is busy building a nest in our “pan” birdhouse.
A chipping sparrow looked pretty in the evening sun.
The male gold finches look exotic in their summer colors – almost like they belong in a rain forest atmosphere.
Blossoms and birds are indeed fascinating.
Monday, April 10
My stepmother gave us a beautiful geranium.
I am anxious to plant it in a flower bed on our patio so we can enjoy it all summer.
I was glad to see a bluebird pair. We rarely see them but know they are in our woods
I think he was looking for a nest.
I have tried mealworms to lure them to our patio, but I am not aware that they noticed them.
They made my day!
It was a rainy morning, so I decided to take my camera along on my drive to the Lititz Post Office – to deliver a bulk mailing for TFC.
I was hoping the Canada goose couple would be swimming in the farm pond so I could title this “Swimming in the Rain.” 🙂
They come here every spring to raise their gaggle of goslings.
By the end of the day we had almost three inches of rain and many roads were flooded. Cerwin had to detour from his usual way home from the TFC shop.
Tuesday, March 29
The robins are back in our woods.
I love to see their bright orange breasts.
I see them in the yard more than in our trees.
The other day I was watching one pulling a worm from the ground. It almost fell over backward when it finally came out of the ground.
I would love to capture a picture of that. 🙂
The male goldfinches are finally turning yellow.
Is it just me or are they turning yellow later than usual. I thought it usually happens in early March.
In just a few week our eyes will be treated to a brilliant yellow.
I love to live in an area where birds are plentiful and colorful.
This is what our first crocus looked like after a light snow on Friday morning, March 10.
The snow left us with a beautiful landscape.
(This was the small snowfall – before the big snowfall a few days later.)
The geese are still in the field looking for food.
March 11 & 12 were filled with sunshine.
I have been careful about not filling the feeders, because our days have been windy – which is kind of normal for the month of March in our area.
Saturday, March 4
I hung a new suet feeder – a gift from our daughter Deb.
Later our suet feeders were invaded by a group of starlings.
They’re kind of fun to watch.
Friday, February 17
I never tire of seeing our beautiful winter sunrises.
In the late afternoon we saw this hawk outside one of our windows.
Because of the afternoon shadows, it is difficult to tell if it is a Sharp-shinned or Cooper’s Hawk. I lean toward a Sharp-shinned. What do you think?