" RRRRRRRRRRR!!! I'm King Kong Bobb!"
All we need are a few dragonflies to buzz around his head...
You never know what you'll find when you sit and watch life in your garden. We're up to 90 species with a flyover of an Osprey last weekend. Being so close to a major migration route and Lake Erie certainly seems to help. Not to mention the pond, bird baths, numerous feeders, nesting sites and happy plants everywhere! We've also had opossums, raccoons, lots of chipmunks, squirrels, white-tailed deer eating our sunflowers and one crazy mink determined to chase down a chipmunk. He didn't win.
I have yet to see any gnomes...
Blue Jays do not like their portrait taken...
He was getting ready to play in our pond.
He decided to use one of the bird baths instead.
And yes, it was Saturday night...
Beautiful bathing Blue Jay booty.
This is one of Harry the Gray Catbirds progeny.
They're not as friendly as Harry was.
One of these days...
We have one resident pair.
They always feed and bathe together.
One will stand guard while the other takes care of business.
While on this Asian inspired lantern, one must bow properly.
Northern Cardinals are so well mannered...
Why looky here!
An American Goldfinch, a Pine Siskin and a House Finch all together.
This will make it easier to recognize that Siskin when he visits.
By the way. Siskins are very rude little birds.
He is always sticking his tongue out at me!
A very happy Red-bellied Woodpecker chowing down on nuts.
When Bobb the Chipmunk dives for cover, I know it's time for the neighborhood Red-tailed Hawk to fly over!
They had one successful fledgling this spring!
This pair of Tufted Titmouseseses always visit the feeders together.
Like the Chickadees, they let you get fairly close to them.
They know who fills the feeders!
Aww...this was the last White-crowned Sparrow of the season.
He was kind enough to whistle goodbye before he left.
The Doodles favorite garden visitor.
These Mourning Doves are always around.
Speaking of The Doodles...Friday was her last day of her career as a secretary to a group of patent attorneys. She is now a Retired Doodles with more time to watch the birdies in the gardens!
Two Doodles are better than one Dave. Nice set of shots of your garden/yard birds too.ReplyDelete
You don't know what you're saying! TWO DOODLES! AAAAAAHHHHH!!Delete
YOu have a tremendous population of feathered friends. Ours are now tucked away deep in the shadows of the forest. I need to find time to sit and watch our bird bath, because with warmer weather it will be busier.ReplyDelete
It's amazing what you see when you sit quietly and wait.Delete
Congratulations to "the Doodles" on her retirement.ReplyDelete
Great that you have this many species through your yard.
The Doodles thanks you!Delete
HI DAVE, TELL LAURIE CONGRATULATION'S ON HER RETIREMENT. HOPE SHE HAS A WONDERFUL TIME ENJOYING ALL THE BIRD'S IN THE YARD, AND OTHER PLACES TOO! YOU DID A GREAT JOB WITH THE YARD AND ALL YOUR WONDERFUL PICTURES....!!!ReplyDelete
Your pictures are so beautiful. I love seeing all your beautiful birds.ReplyDelete
Thanks you Mary. (You should also see Mary's fantastic quilts!)Delete
Hooray and congratulations. To the Doodles! retirement is a wonderful thing!ReplyDelete
One day, I may understand what the hub bub is...Delete
Dave I ABSOLUTELY love your pics! Such beauty in your own back yard~ReplyDelete
My wildlife out here in Phoenix mostly consists of pigeons. However, we did have had a road runner in our yard once.
Since my dear Mom's passing, a white dove appears off and on. A friend of mine says it's my Mom reminding me she's still watching over me...
Congrats Doodles, miss you all!
Thanks Cindy. Birds are always around to make us smile and remember what's important to us.Delete
Hey Dave, long time no speak!! we in South Wales still follow your blog and find it as entertaining as ever,your garden looks a lively place. I am on my way to your side of the pond for mid July to early august,going to visit relatives in Seattle and then on to Great falls for a while,heres hoping for a good one.ReplyDelete
Hey! It's my Slappy fellow Welshman!Delete
Enjoy your visit to the states...one of these days you have to hit Magee in May.