Monday, May 11, 2009

ManCat Monday

If you saw my post from Saturday you know we got new orange birdies who came to visit. But we had other birdies on Saturday too that I wanted to share with all of you. Red winged black bird and we get lots of them, every day. We can hear them sing and they wake us up in the morning.
Mr Cardinal, always a treat to see his flashy red fevvers.
White Capped Sparrows, the are just passing through on their way to Canada for the summer.
Lots and lots of rose breasted grosbeaks. Mum was reading that in the spring the guys show up in groups. We saw 5 or 6 males at one time, plus another 4 females.

In other happenings, we didn't see the orange birdies on Sunday, but them mum didn't have much time to sit and watch for them either. Grampie came over in the afternoon and they cut a tree down! The tree was just outside the kitchen window and it looked ok to me. But mum said it was over 80% dead.
You can see the trunk of the tree out the window second from left by the blue stained glass thingy. Mum says she will think about what if anything to plant here again. There is a very old white lilac nearby and power lines over head.

17 comments:

Gretchen and Mike said...

Oh, you have so many birdies to see.

Mom bean took our bird feeder down last year. They put some kind of poison stuff on the ground around here and all the birds died. They're used to be tons of them, but not anymore? It made us all very unhappy.

Hugs...G

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! I think you have great birds to watch. We need more birds in our windows!

C said...

You are so lucky to have so many birdies. All we have is towhees and robins! Have fun watching!

Karen Jo said...

Your birds are lots more colorful that the ones we get. We get robins, house finches, house wrens and ravens, mostly. There is the occasional blue jay and once we had a red-tail hawk.

Cliff and Olivia said...

It must be great to have so many birds visiting your garden. Very nice pictures.

Eric and Flynn said...

You have lots of great fev-vers to watch. We have feeders on the tree outside our window and get lots of different fev-vers here, and then we sneak out to try and catch them. Mum tells us off when we do that though.

pughy said...

What lovely birds you get in your garden. Thank you so much for sharing. Mum wishes we got to se birdslike those over here.

HUgs GJ xx

Alasandra said...

We loves the orange bird, we had never seen one before. All your birds were very nice. ~S,S, C & F

Zeus said...

If a bird flew by the window, I would have no idea what kind it was. I think that's absolutely wonderful that you know what each one is. You must have a lot of fun with that!

Amy said...

Wow, you are so good at knowing the birdies! I would know the cardinal and that is about it. You have so many kinds to look at it must be real fun for you!

Fat Eric said...

You have some furry exotic and colourful birdies at your house. We just have ordinary ones!

Shilgiah the Cat said...

You are so lucky to have so many different kinds of birdies! They all look yummy....ahh...I mean beautiful.

Nice of your grampie to help your mom cut down the 80% dead tree.

Camie's Kitties said...

That is a lot of different kinds of birdies. Do you have lots of fun watching them out of your windows?

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

SophieKitty said...

I would love to be able to sit and watch the birdies like you do. They just fly by my house.

Mo said...

red-winged blackbirds are one of the very first harbingers of spring here in southwestern michigan - you have lots of very cool birds at your feeders!

The Meezers said...

wow you knows lots a bout birdies. we just want to taste one.

Junior and Orion said...

Those are very purrty birdies! And you look very cute sticking your tongue out at us!