Sunday, May 27, 2018

I’ve Got My Eye on You

Our contractor came out the other day to work on the endless list of home repairs we have for him. When I followed him around the northeast corner of the house he showed me where a mother bird built her nest, right in the top of a shrub SO wants removed.

While these two look near ready to fledge, I know that some bird species raise more than one brood a season. As a result it looks like we’ll be keeping the overgrown shrub for a while longer, at least.

I Want My Mommy!
I never got a good look at the flighty parent but believe these are either robins or starlings. They are quite large for nestlings.

Actually, They Didn't Make a Peep as I Photographed Them
Are you what folks call a ‘birder’? If not, do you know what it means?

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12 comments:

  1. I love spring and all the new critters. It's a time of birds singing and that makes me smile.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  2. No, I'm not a birder, as a hobby. I do like to know what kinds are in my yard though. That's so nice of you to put off cutting down that shrub! Some people wouldn't have waited for the birds to fly off.
    I like starlings, they're pretty. Smart too, can be tamed. My favorite bird is actually a crow! Smartest bird!

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  3. I feed the birds, if that counts, but its so my cats have live entertainment from the confinement of the cat yard.

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    1. Feeding birds is what brought Luna the cat to me! You have such a responsible and delightful setup, I'm so impressed. Be well!

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  4. That is sweet of you to leave the shrub for them for now. We like birds and feed them, but I wouldn't call us birders because we don't recognize many of their calls.

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    1. You're very kind. I don't know many bird songs, just the basics learned in childhood. Be well!

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  5. I'm not a birder but my son is. He travels all over the state 'getting' birds, which basically means seeing and identifying them. Because of him, I notice birds a lot moire than I used to and I applaud you for keeping the shrubbery up til the babies fledge :)

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  6. I watch the birds in the condo complex, but that's about it. Oh, and I watch out for the geese. Those things are vicious.

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  7. I've gone on some nature walks with birders, but don't really know much about them myself.

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  8. Well at least you did not ask was I one that flipped birdies! haha....sorry, I have had a lack of social media and I am now acting out! I don't go bird watching so to speak but Lily and I love to sit on the deck and enjoy the visitors that come and go. Today we were graced with the presents of two couples of Bluejays. Up till today we had cardinals, wrens, woodpecker, mouse tits, hummers, and chickadees....I love to watch them. Lily loves to lick her chops in thoughts of maybe one day getting a couple of them!

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