Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to JUNE!!!! Enjoy a group of one of my favorite Day Lilies in our yard. Meet "INDIAN GIVER".

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tea for Two.....

Just so my 'other' birds (besides the Bluebirds) won't get totally JEALOUS, I thought I had better feature some of the other 'pretties' at my feeders recently... Above are my two Mourning Doves who clean the deck floor for me--so that I don't have to sweep very much! Doesn't it look like they are dancing???? "Tea for Two--and Two for Tea"........

I focused on the back one this time ---since he was 'cocking' his head---telling his friend that she wasn't dancing right!!!!! Male Mourning Doves have a bluish head and a rosy colored neck/breast. The female is much browner in color.

The male Goldfinch is showing off his beautiful yellow color now.

Here's another picture of a male Goldfinch at the birdbath.

The little Downy Woodpecker loves to come to the nearby trees and wait for a turn at the Suet feeder.

This is not a great picture ---but I included it since I seldom get a picture of a Downy Woodpecker from the front like this....

This is one of the best pictures I have gotten of one of our White-breasted Nuthatches. These guys love me since I put out peanuts JUST for them. They will go back and forth to the plate feeder --until all of the peanuts are gone!!!!

Finally, this is one of the best pictures I have made of one of our Carolina Chickadees. When I was sitting at the picnic table on the deck watching the Bluebirds going in and out of the nestbox, the Chickadees, Nuthatches and Goldfinches would go to the feeders --even with me out there. That's how I got some good pictures from outside.

I did see two new birds (LIFERS to me) this week---but didn't get a picture yet. They were ground feeders in my backyard. One was a male Cowbird and one was a female Cowbird. I hope to see them again --and get a picture sometime.

So far (thanks to your good thoughts and prayers), we have missed the worst of the storm --and I don't think our temperatures will go down as low as we once heard that they would...... Yeah Rah!!!

Have a wonderful Friday.