Bit late on my bird watching post.. Seems to be a theme for my previous week in blogging. Still, wanted to share my birds from last week. (Did any one else lose track of the days? Oh, it’s Sunday!).
I’m going to try and keep this shorter as I’ll hopefully be right back here tomorrow with a weekly planning post.
It’s a bit rude to call kids ugly, don’t you think? However, what would you call these fledglings? Beautiful isn’t my answer!
The brown-headed cowbirds found a nest for some eggs. One of their fledglings pictured above and below.
I’m happy to report their adoptive parents weren’t my cardinals! Oddly enough, however, I did capture a cardinal with one of their adoptive mom’s natural babies.
Not to be rude, Mrs. Starling, but your biological children aren’t exactly lookers either. Perhaps I’m a bit biased against these starlings who reside in our front yard maple tree and “decorate” the side of any car parked too near.
A BIT OF BEAUTY TO END MY POST
Exactly one week ago, so last Sunday, I had an enjoyable little photo session with this little goldfinch. A kind repayment, I think, for my chasing the annoying grackles away from the bird feeders. Please forgive the goldfinch photo overload here. I couldn’t decide which photos I liked the best so you get to see them all!
For a week that started out with some good bird-watching, the rest of the week was a bit of a dud. Not an hour before I had my little photo session with the gold finch, I spotted a Baltimore Oriole at the feeder and then in the Oak tree. However, I was too slow with grabbing my camera. (I was working in the garden and not really birding when I spotted it)
Then, later the same day, we watched a bald eagle soaring over a field while waiting for a high school senior graduation parade. Close enough to identify but really too far for a decent photo.
Other than that excitement, it’s been a week of the usual feathered friends in my backyard: sparrows, house finches, blue jays, downy and red-bellied woodpeckers, chickadees, tufted titmice, robins, and cardinals. Oh, and the brown thrasher likes it here and hangs out below the suet feeder quite a bit. What birds did you spot this past week?
Linking up with Anni’s Bird Depot over at I’d Rather B Birdin’