Spring Portraits

Have I mentioned May is a super busy month? Have I mentioned our weather has (finally) turned and spring is here. Posting on this blog must take a backseat to days with sunny blue skies and warm weather.

However, I decided to share a very late Five On Friday post combined with a bird-watching post tonight. These portraits of spring fill my heart with joy. Maybe they will fill your heart as well.

ONE: The Robin Family

They do have more than one mouth to feed….

TWO: A Few Blooms

First, white flowers on a couple of not so stinky trees. Much prettier than the Bradford pear blooms.  Can’t remember the name of the tree with these first blooms. The second is a dogwood.

Make a wish!

THREE: More New Neighbors!

A new neighbor moved in next door to the robin family today. They tried moving in on Thursday and weren’t welcomed. Today, they were tolerated.

I found myself elated as a family of one of my favorite little birds worked away. Only one stood still long enough for a quick portrait. Hello, little house wren!

FOUR: This Thrush Seemed To Be Checking Out The Neighborhood As Well

I “chased” him around the front and back yard all morning before settling on thinking he’s a Swainson’s Thrush. Please, let me know if you think he’s a different type. Not even sure these are both the same bird. The bird in the second photo seemed a bit smaller than the first one. So nice to see a variety of birds around the yard again.

FIVE: A Few Other Creatures Wandering About The Yards

And then, there were bunnies…I caught this bunny bathing this morning. Not pictured, later I spotted a baby bunny hopping not far from the tree. He was in the underbrush well before I could go back and grab the camera again. It seems this squirrel may have finally figured how to forage for his own food. Maybe. And of course, the little gray cat continues to not be amused by the time I spend taking photos. ****

Has spring arrived for you yet? Linking up very late to Five on Friday hosted by the F.A.S.T. blog as well as with The Bird Depot hosted by I’d Rather Be Birdin’. Be sure to go visit both wonderful places!

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18 thoughts on “Spring Portraits

    1. Jean Post author

      I felt really lucky to have had the timing to stumble across them all in the nest like that. I’d never seen a whole family in nest before then either. Still wish they’d quit chasing my little house wrens. Hope you are having a great Sunday.

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks for confirming my bird ID. I think we have two of them hanging around in the front yards. Wondering if a neighbor might be lucky enough to have a nest. Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Jean Post author

      I’ve been enjoying all my birds. Yes, those wrens sure are constantly on the move. The thrush was pretty busy as well.

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I’m having a great time watching the Robin family grow. Seems like the babies look bigger every time I look out the backdoor.

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  1. Billie Jo

    Oh my goodness!
    I so enjoyed this post.
    Your photos are beautiful!
    We have yet to see much nature in our yard yet.
    Most likely because we haven’t planted the grass yet! LOl.
    So thank you for sharing yours!
    Enjoy!

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! Happy to share my yard with you. Would have been glad to let you share in the lawn mowing yesterday 😉 Still need to get over there and check out your posts about your new home. Hope you are getting all settled in to it.

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  2. sallie rainville

    This was such a fun visit! Beautiful flowers, wonderful birds … you are so lucky to have a robin nest and now another bird nesting in your backyard!!! Wow. Actually the beautiful gray kitty looks like she’s thinking taking pictures would be beneath her…. she is far too superior a creature to bother with that! (Or maybe I’ve just been watching too many Grumpy Cat videos). ;>)
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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you. Ha, she’s usually busy bumping my elbows and arms demanding attention while I try to take photos.

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  3. Marie-OR

    What a wonderful Five and Saturdays Critters as well as Bird d’Pot! Loved the robins and the house wren, and all the beautiful critters!

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    1. Jean Post author

      They are one of my favorites! Such busy little birds…I really lucked out that one decided to stay still for a second.

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    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! I’m actually taking most my photos with a Nikon Coolpix B500 (it’s a bridge camera, sort of a cross between a basic and fancy camera). Sometimes with my phone but the majority are with the Nikon. I’d love to learn to use a “real” camera but I can’t justify the expense of one without knowing how to use it. And of course, all the classes to learn how to use those types of camera require you to already own one.

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