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Friday, July 17, 2009

Afternoon Joy!!!

Yesterday afternoon, I took a break from 'life' ---and sat on my sofa just enjoying the birds coming to and from to our feeders. I managed to get a few good pictures---so I'll share them with you now. Above is a good picture of one of our Red-bellied Woodpeckers. Below are more. You can click on them to get a larger view.

It almost looks like this little Mourning Dove was taking a nap in the plate feeder. At one time, there were two Mourning Doves in the plate together... I missed that picture though.

I think this little gal in the plate is a female House Finch. If I am wrong, please let me know!!!

I'm sorry that this picture of a male Bluebird is a little blurry. I get so excited when the Bluebirds come to the feeders... They are just gorgeous!!!

Here is a sequence of six pictures of a female Cardinal at the plate AND a little Brown Thrasher trying hard to reach the suet.

Looks like Ms. Cardinal is watching the Brown Thrasher --and wondering how he (or she) will reach that suet... The Thrasher is probably asking the Cardinal for some suggestions. (I guess I need to change that suet since they have eaten it down so far!!! Or maybe I'll just add to it!)

These two birds just keep looking at each other. I wonder what they were thinking!!!!!

The Thrasher is trying HARD to reach that suet. I wonder if the Cardinal has any words of wisdom for him. The Thrashers cannot climb on the sides and bottom like woodpeckers do---so they have to eat from the top only... That's a little disadvantage, don't you think????? ha (Of course, I've been told that Brown Thrashers don't come to the feeders at all. They are supposed to be ground eaters. WELL---not MY Brown Thrashers!!!! They love the suet!)

Looks like he's gonna make it....... Eeeeeeekkkkkkk... Don't fall, little one!

Can you hear him holler out "Yippee Yay! I did it!!!" (By the way, I think this may be one of the fledglings that were nesting in our front yard!!!!!)

Finally, this picture was taken from our computer room --looking out the window where we have another feeder. I love seeing the Cardinals come to this feeder also (along with Bluejays, Tufted Titmice, Goldfinch, etc.). Isn't that a neat picture looking out of my window?

Gosh---don't I have a wonderful life!! Two days ago, I had grandchildren here visiting, and yesterday I took time to watch the birds. Life is GOOD!!!!


P.S. We'll be gone all day today. We're going to Hendersonville to check on George's parents. Please pray for safe travel for us. Hope you all have a fabulous day!