Curious the Purple Finch, Mars, PA
I have to admit I have officially become a “bird nerd!”
After sharing Happy, My Blue Bird of Happiness yesterday (well officially an Indigo Bunting, but I like to give most everyone a name), and sharing what a stand out he is among the crowd, I thought I’d share some more of my feathered friends with you today from our little backyard sanctuary.
From hummingbirds that are only about an inch and a half long…
Hummer the Hummingbird, Mars, PA
to Woody, the Pileated Woodpecker who is about a foot and a half long…
Woody the Pileated Woodpecker, Mars, PA
our backyard is just chirping with charming chatterboxes.
Here is where we all hang out. I took a few pictures very early yesterday morning, while the dew was still dancing and the sun was just summoning its presence for the day.
Our back deck is southern facing, so it is warmed up quickly when the sun rises and is shaded by late afternoon when the sun is hottest.
I am still patiently waiting for the birds to discover they can bathe in the bird bath.
And when the sun gets too hot, we can round the bend to the side of the house for shade…
where it is undercover, and we can sit in cushioned comfort.
Even Charlie likes a break from the sunshine sometimes.
The birds come out rain…
Male Cardinal, Rainy Day, Mars, PA
Female Cardinal, Sunny Morning, Mars, PA
Mr Rose-Breasted Grosbeak always dresses for breakfast and dinner in his finest formal wear…
Male Grosbeak, Mars, PA
and carefully watches over the little Mrs.
Female Grosbreak, Mars, PA
There are many more – the sparrows and cowbirds, the bluejays and the goldfinches, the warblers and the nuthatches. There is a wide variety of woodpeckers and a huge extended family of mourning doves. An occasional blackbird stops by, the robins romp about, and we are always excited to see a Baltimore Oriole hang out for a while.
We sure love our winged wanderers and welcome them with wonderment.
I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse before you fly away to go about your day.
Cherish the moments!
Cheers & Hugs,
PS – If you too flock to the flight of fledglings, check out my blogging friend, Kathy’s site: Backyard Bird Nerd. Kathy regularly posts photos of the birds that are lucky enough to call her backyard home.