Sunday, July 11, 2010

Vacation Bird Sightings

It was nice to spend two full  days sitting outside doing nothing but bird watching with a pro. Here is a sample of the birds that visited or was heard.

American Goldfinches are wanders. I will see them every few days. 

He is scratching an itch in this shot.

This is the first year that Chipping Sparrows have hung around to nest. I usually have many of them  in the Winter and then they vanish.

This Grey Catbird is a daily visitor. He/she loves the bird bath.

I took this picture before my friend arrived of the Great Crested Flycatcher. Dee kept hear this bird all around us. I now can recognize their song. My camera focused on the branches and this cool bird. Here it is anyway. 
Edit:  I mis-ID'ed this bird. This is an American Robin as Rebecca graciously pointed out in her comment. Check-out her fine nature site Rebecca in the Woods. Many thanks, Rebecca!

I was very happy that a Blue Grosbeak showed up. This was one bird Dee got to add to his Life List.

Last but not least is a close-up of the male Eastern Bluebird.

Well....back to work for me tomorrow. I had a great vacation! I will close with this quote I found in the latest issue of Birds&Blooms written by Plant Doctor Melinda Myers. 

".....relax and have fun. Let your garden help you though stressful and difficult times. Think of it as a place to celebrate each day alone or with others."

I couldn't agree more Melinda!  

Wishing Peace, Health, Wealth, and Love to All!!!



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