Splish Splash

Super slow bird watching week here. Just full of the blahs, really. Flat tire, out of bird seed, and did I mention it started raining on Tuesday night.  And continued the entire day on Wednesday? Add wet basement floors (almost a very minor basement flood) to the list.

So, I didn’t do much bird watching during the week.

Yesterday, the sun finally appeared again making things dry enough for a walk around the block with my youngest son.

No geese within view around the pond at the end of the street. Though we did hear a few. Mostly we saw squirrels scurrying around. Coming around the bend to return to our street, we noticed the corner neighbors added a bird bath outside their newly built privacy fence. (Hopefully, it was built to contain small children and not because of nosy neighbors.)

We enjoyed seeing this robin taking his bath. I don’t think he quite enjoyed so much the crazy lady with the camera snapping a couple pictures of him. 

Probably wished his bath were on the other side of the fence! He does look rather annoyed.

Tires replaced on the car yesterday. Perhaps, I’ll finally get out and replace my birdseed later today. Thinking it really is indeed time to scale back the feeders to one finch feeder and set out my hummingbird feeder finally.

I’ll end here by sharing the little tune that sprang into my mind watching the robin in the bath.

Joining in with The Bird Depot hosted by Anni over at I’d Rather B Birdin’

(We did spot our usual backyard visitors during the course of the week: tufted titmouse, grackles, downy woodpeckers and red-bellied woodpeckers, chickadees, blue jays, starlings, cardinals, sparrows, and house finches. Not many out there today with the empty bird feeders.)

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10 thoughts on “Splish Splash

    1. Jean Post author

      They used to be about the only type of bird I saw around here. Can’t imagine not seeing them any time I’m outside. Happy Sunday!

    1. Jean Post author

      I like seeing robins as well. They are a great reminder of spring/summer’s arrival (though we see them all year here). Hope you have a great day!

    1. Jean Post author

      I see them quite a bit around our yard. Not sure why I don’t stop and take photos of them more often. Maybe it’s because I generally see them while I’m busy doing other things like gardening or mowing the lawn (one brave little robin likes to hang out near me while I mow, guess it stirs up the ground making it easy for him to grab his dinner!). Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!

    1. Jean Post author

      Glad to know I’m not the only one with that song popping into my head 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

  1. P Slade

    Sorry about all that rain Jean. We have almost forgotten what rain is during the driest spring for many years. Now there’s a chance of hose pipe bans. That will definitely make the rains arrive LOL. Bobby Darin, one of those singers that has sadly been forgotten. I remember his version of Mack the Knife.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks. The nice thing about the rain is at least I don’t have to worry about watering my flowers and the garden. I like the Mack the Knife song as well. We had an true oldies station in town for a while that played music from the 40’s & 50’s. Now, the oldies station plays music that’s mostly from my teenage years. While it makes for nice reminiscing with the teenagers, it also makes me feel a bit old. Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

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