Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to JULY!!!! Our Lilies are blooming now... So gorgeous!!! Here is one of my many favorites! Meet DIZZY.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Beautiful Eastern Bluebirds

Now that our Bluebirds are coming to our feeders, I am having fun getting their photographs. While Mom is incubating her eggs, Dad Bluebird has been coming to the feeder for some raisins and other fruits. Above is Daddy Bluebird at the plate feeder. And below are several close-up pictures I took recently of Mr. Bluebird, along with a few more shots.

This one made me laugh.... He looks like he's getting ready to dive right in!!!!! Funny, isn't he????

The Birdbath is one of the popular places for our Bluebirds to relax. I loved this picture of Mr. Bluebird---showing his colors.

And I just couldn't leave out Mrs. Bluebird. She comes to the feeder also--when she is not sitting on her eggs. Her babies should be born this week!!!


After the above pictures were taken, my sweet husband put in a 'clothes line' on the deck--so that I could hang my house feeder and my new plate feeder. Hopefully this will work better than the tables I had been using. I have also added another suet feeder to my line. AND---as you can see from the picture below, I can sit on my 'throne' (recliner) inside --and see EVERYTHING really well. That's where I also take many of my pictures.

This picture was taken from my throne--looking out on the deck. Besides my new clothes-line feeders, I have 3 hanging feeders above the doors. Two have sunflower seeds and the other has Nyjer Finch Blend. The smaller birds (Tufted Titmice, Chickadees, Nuthatches and all of my finches) love these small feeders. I also have a seed bell and a thistle sock along with my two suet feeders. The birds love me ---and I try NOT to feed the squirrels and chipmunks although they still manage to get their share!!!!!

Have a good Thursday. We're going to meet another new blogger friend for lunch today!!!! Can you guess who???????