The Robins found my babbling brook! I’m delighted that the water feature in my yard has attracted its first birdy bathers! I feel like I’ve won the lottery… I could sit and watch this for hours (if they stayed that long!).
This morning in the yard,… the main action was in the chokecherry tree where juvenile sparrows and waxwings were having breakfast.
Good morning waxy!
A new sighting in my yard this morning- a bird caught my eye and I couldn’t instantly recognize it. She was flying from tree to tree up high but the light color helped me to keep an eye on her until I could get a lock on her with my camera. It was a dark-eyed junco but I’ve never seen one in these lovely pastel colours before! One more for the yard list!
It’s September already…. the summer has been flying by (pun intended). This afternoon I had only a few minutes to walk around outside looking for birds and I’m sure glad I did. A family of Cedar Waxwings were causing quite a fluttery distraction in the trees. The ‘waxwinglets’ if you will, were learning to fly and hold on to branches and was it ever fun to watch! One little guy would jump off his branch and attempt to land on the tip of a branch that couldn’t support his weight and he’d flap and fall until he caught on to a better one. It happened over and over with 4 juveniles and I tried not to laugh out loud in case it spooked them. (I was semi-hiding beside a tree closeby).
Then there was a fluttering inside the shade of a shrub just a few feet in front of me so I poked around and was able to spot these two siblings sitting side by side – SO CUTE!!!! One seemed a bit sleepy from all of the practice in the trees but the other one was quite alert and even showed off his impressive ‘punky do’ a few times.
This was interesting… up in one of the evergreens I saw a nest with one of the apples from my tree – partially eaten… wish I knew who stole it…haha!
This is the first American Redstart I’ve ever seen and positively identified It’s an interesting name that matches the male bird perfectly but the female or juveniles? Not so much!
I wish I could have taken a video of the way it flew from tree to tree – showing off her tail… probably the prettiest small bird flight I’ve seen. I love my backyard. Blessed.