Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." ~ Ellen Parr

Terry caught our cat, Libby, gazing through the deck railing
at the bird box in our cherry tree. We had a family of wrens
nesting there, but they have since left.

Such a curious kitty :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Birthday, Ken!

Happy 61st birthday to my big brother, Ken!
Ken was born June 28, 1949.

He's the coolest big bro a sister
could ever have :)

You rock, bro!

Have a very Happy Birthday!

and many

many, many more! I love you!!!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Splish Splash I Was Takin' a Bath

Nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than
a nice dip :)

Now you see me, now you don't. This Robin almost
looks invisible in this picture. Too cool!

Mr. Jay Bird

Friday, June 25, 2010

"All nature's creatures join to express nature's purpose." ~ Graham Swift

Seems like everywhere you look in our yard these days,
you can see some kind of baby bird. I found this little
Robin in our front yard. Too cute!

Strike a pose!

My favorite picture!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

“He who shall hurt the little wren shall never be beloved by men.” ~ William Blake

Mom comes back from her mission with a grasshopper and a
grub. It's amazing how that little bird carries all those insects
in it's mouth :)

Wary of my presence, she flies in from the side of the bird

She finally makes it to the opening of the box and is greeted
by a hungry baby :)

Two babies, two bugs :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

For The Love of Birdwatching

These baby wrens kept their momma and daddy very busy.

The second she would leave, they would start becoming very
vocal :) It was fun watching this little one poking his head out
of the bird box. I was afraid he might fall out.

Mama Wren would fly to the field next to our house, then come
back with more food. This time she had some sort of grub worm.

As you can see, the impatient baby wren was ecstatic that mom
was back with more grub :)

The baby quickly gobbles down the grub.

Mama takes a short break,

Then flies back to the field for more food for her hungry brood.
The day after I took these pictures, the two babies left the nest.
Wherever they are I hope they're safe!

Yesterday, I noticed Mr. and Mrs. Wren flying in and out of the
bird box. They would pull stuff out, then take in more nesting
materials. Hopefully they are getting ready to raise another family.
I hope so!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Birdwatcher's Dream!

I've been an avid bird watcher since I was ten years old.
We have a couple of bird boxes hanging in various trees in
our backyard. This bird box hangs in a cherry tree next to
our deck. We were thrilled when a couple of wrens started
nesting in the box. We weren't sure how many babies were
in the box until a couple of weeks ago. We could hear them
peeping, but we couldn't see them. I got this shot of one of
the baby wrens poking his head out.

This was the first time I had ever seen a baby wren. He or
she was the cutest little thing! And very loud :)

It wasn't long until mama wren showed up with a nice, juicy
bug. If you look closely, you can see the baby wren's mouth
open back inside the box.

Mama wasn't too happy that I was sitting there with my

She kept checking me out.

She finally figures I'm not going to do harm to her babies
and pokes her head inside the box.

She pulls her head back out of the box and that's when I see
two little open mouths. Stay tuned for more wren pics :)

Monday, June 21, 2010