Friday, May 18, 2012

Birds of a Feather

It seems my blog is turning into a nature blog!  Really that is not the case.  I am still a lifestyle blog, but, as you know my life has changed a little bit the past couple of months.

I need to get back into painting my furniture, flea marketing, fluffing my temporary nest etc, but in the meantime I had to show you this.

The first 4 pictures were taken with my Canon Rebel with a telephoto lense.  I am taking these from inside the house through the glass of my sliding door.

  I want to introduce you to the Mama and Papa blue birds that are raising a family in my backyard.


Sometimes they are both there.  Other times one keeps watch and feeds while the other goes hunting for bugs.


You can tell the difference between the male and female because the male has more blue feathers and is brighter.


These next couple of pictures are not quite as good.  They were taken with my Kodak Easyshare point and shoot with out a tripod.

They are brighter though.  It was a different time of day with more light.

In the picture below, the female is flying right at me.  I am inside the sliding glass door.  She spends a lot of time landing and hanging onto our window screens look for bugs.


Do you have bluebirds where you live?
Welcome Home,
Penny

24 comments:

Curtains in My Tree said...

I have blue jays and cardinals

i feed them year round and love watching them outside my kitchen table window

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

How sweet!! I love watching birds. My hubby made a feeder for our yard years ago. We keep 4 different seeds out for them so we get a variety of birds coming over for a visit. Penny I love that birdhouse. Did you put that up?

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

That is an awesome flight shot! I would love to have bluebirds....I only get blue jay's on occasion. I was just sitting out on my porch reading and watching my bird feeders. I have mama cardinals, finches, chicadee's and sparrow's today. I love seeing them using my birdbath. It's so relaxing sitting there watching them!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

We have bluebirds, but we have taken down our birdfeeder for the summer. I do see the bluebirds flitting from here to there in the front yard though. They're color is just awesome!

Vee said...

We rarely see them anymore so it is a real treat to see them here. You are blessed to have them nesting nearby, though it might get interesting to have them hanging on the screens.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

We some every once in a while but not a lot. I love to see them when they are around. Lucky you to have them raising a family right there in your yard!~Patti

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

what a handsome family you have in your birdhouse...
great photos- thanks for sharing them with us.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what great pictures. I love them. I have that same Kodak camera and I love it. You have really captured such great pics. Hugs, Marty

Happy@Home said...

Your photos are wonderful. I really like the one with the bluebird flying towards you.
We currently have 5 bluebird eggs in one of our birdhouses. It's so heartwarming to watch the parents care for them.

Sweetina said...

I love these photos of the bluebirds! I have also enjoyed your nature shots also! AS always, your blog is the very best of everything, Penny.
tina

Gretchen said...

We have bluebirds nesting this year in both of our houses.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Gorgeous photos and I'm so impressed you have a telephoto lens. :o) I have a bird feeder and no seed. I'd better get busy! Have a wonderful weekend...Ann

Melanie said...

We had a family last year in our blue bird box. We have trouble keeping the sparrows out of the box though! They are fascinating to watch!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

So, so cool to have these right where you can see them Penny. When we lived in Mississippi, cardinals would build a nest in our azaleas right outside our dining room window and we could watch. But you have a much better view of them in their birdhouse than in bushes.

Happy weekend.
Sam

injoyinmylife said...

Cool post. I love the colorful birds. That's one thing I miss about Missouri, all the beautiful blue birds and bright red Cardinals. Your pictures were beautiful.

Kelly said...

Wow! That last shot is just amazing! You got some great pics. I adore blue birds. We have a family that nests in a box outside our kitchen window every year. Sadly, a giant wind storm knocked the bird house over and all the eggs broke. Then the birds flew around the house looking at it like they didn't understand. Sooooo sad! I felt terrible after my husband looked in it to see that the eggs were close to hatching too. I haven't seen them return since we fixed it back. Enjoy yours! They are so pretty and fun to watch.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Nature sure is a blessing and is there for us to enjoy. Penny, I have enjoyed seeing the pictures of all of the beauty around you. We have blue jays, no bluebirds. There are sweet little brown birds that feed on the Japanese beetles in our roses. I love watching them!

Happy weekend,
Becky

Perfect Imperfections by Jeanne said...

I love the bluebirds! I have a house in my front yard that a bluebird couple keeps visiting. But no nest yet. My inlaws have had 3 broods this year! I'm a little envious. Thanks for sharing the precious pics!

see you there! said...

We have Stellar's Jays and Bluejays in the Mts., no bluebirds tho. I'd be standing at your window watching the birds all day.

Darla

Hibiscus House said...

I love bluebirds and yours are beautiful!

Rose H (UK) said...

We don't have those gorgeous birds in the UK Penny, lovely photos - isn't mother nature wonderful?

Rose H
x

Kathleen Grace said...

How I love these beautiful little birds! We have a bluebird house on the end of the clothesline and there is a little bluebird family inside! Earl and I peeked inside by lifting hte front last night, much to mama birds consternaton. Oh the scolding we got!

Mary said...

Aren't they just the loveliest birds in all of our state Penny! My babies in the birdhouse have fledged - sadly I didn't see them leave, it must have been early one morning last week. The parents still visit the birdhouse, sit on top or look in the openings - wonder if they'll start another family - there are 4 separate compartments in that house. I don't think they come back to previous nests but they could build another!

Today I had a dad Cardinal feeding his hungry youngster - the baby sat in the fig tree and dad would go to the feeder, take a seed and then fly over and put it in her mouth, so cute.

Hope this evening was fun............can't wait to see you all soon.

Love, Mary

Debbiedoo's said...

Awesome pics! You really captured that bluebird well. We have them here too, those are cardinals love our back yard. I have to get some snaps sometime.