For the Birds: Mr. & Mrs. Bluebird are house hunting!

Cheryl

by Cheryl Baxter

Good Monday morning!

It’s a beautiful day out there today.  I just came in a while ago after I tried to spot the Robin that was singing so beautifully when I noticed a pair of BLUEBIRDS at my birdhouse!!  I haven’t had any birds occupy it since I cleaned it out and put it up last year.  This is the first action I have seen near it!  The male and the female were both on it, checking it out!  I was unable to capture a photo…they were a bit frightened that I was standing there.  (A good distance away.)  I am hoping they use it.  I hope it isn’t too close to my house for them.  That would be the ultimate birthday gift!  I LOVE bluebirds!

This week was a good week for birds.  There is so much life in my yard & property, it’s fun to discover what is happening out there!  I happened to also have the opportunity to witness an Osprey hunting near the 5-Span Bridge!

Saturday is my birthday, and my husband will be taking me “FISHING”!  I put quotations around the word FISHING as, my husband does the actual fishing for fish, while I snap photos of the birds & nature around me.  I am really hoping to see Loon Families.  Stay tuned!

Please enjoy the photos from this past week….and hope with me that the bluebirds move in!

Here’s to a wonderful week, of Feathers &  Beaks!!

~Cheryl

Osprey flying over me at the 5-Span Bridge, Pakenham.
Osprey flying over me at the 5-Span Bridge, Pakenham.
Osprey
Osprey
Osprey perched. 5-Span Bridge, Pakenham
Osprey perched. 5-Span Bridge, Pakenham
This Grackle was none too pleased with the Osprey.
This Grackle was none too pleased with the Osprey.
Beautiful Osprey
Beautiful Osprey
Wilson's Snipe & Friend (My Yard)
Wilson’s Snipe & Friend
(My Yard)
Wilson's Snipe on a Solar Panel (My Yard)
Wilson’s Snipe on a Solar Panel
(My Yard)
Peek-a-boo with a Wilson's Snipe (My Yard)
Peek-a-boo with a Wilson’s Snipe
(My Yard)
Eastern Phoebe (My Yard)
Eastern Phoebe
(My Yard)
Song Sparrow (I believe it's a young one- My Yard)
Song Sparrow
(I believe it’s a young one- My Yard)
My Chipping Sparrows have hatched! (My Yard)
My Chipping Sparrows have hatched!
(My Yard)
I think this is a song sparrow in my field.
I think this is a song sparrow in my field.
I know...not a bird, but it has wings!  It's also smiling in thanks for ALL THE BUGS it consumes on our property!
I know…not a bird, but it has wings! It’s also smiling in thanks for ALL THE BUGS it consumes on our property!
Another Sparrow--Song Sparrow.  (My Yard)
Another Sparrow–Song Sparrow. (My Yard)
I believe this is one of the pair of young Song Sparrows I see on a daily basis. (My Yard)
I believe this is one of the pair of young Song Sparrows I see on a daily basis. (My Yard)
Last but not least,  MRS. Bluebird!  I really hope you move in to our Bird house!
Last but not least, MRS. Bluebird! I really hope you move in to our Bird house!