Friday, July 29, 2016

For the birds!

 I guess it would be safe to say my life has a lot of birds in it! I have two geese and a dove as pets, and a yard full of wild birds I consider 'mine.' This robin , and a host of other birds, has been visiting the watering stones we have in our garden. There was something rather odd about this robin. He seemed to tilt to one side....
 Then, there are the birds that don't care who they bathe with. Catbird and sparrow-just fine. Just gimmee water!
 Very LOUD screeching called me to the window to capture this...

 Mourning doves are gentle and beautiful birds, but perhaps not so quick-witted. They are easily preyed on by hawks, cats and other varmints.
 This morning a family came to the watering hole. They were 5 of them all together-mama, daddy and 3 young ones.
 The parents watched the kids have fun.
 Next post will be about our indoor dove, Norton....

10 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh, I love this post! Your watering stone is unique. Where did you get it? I can't wait to meet Norton and read his story. We have numerous mourning doves in our yard.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I share your love of birds. I really do. We have feeders in the front off our deck which I watch through our patio doors. I get heck all the time because I am watching the bird action and am distracted from the people conversation going on around me. ALL BIRDS, if in my yard, are MINE!! Every one. In the back yard we have a fish pond about 20 x 30 feet and we frequently sit on the swing by it and watch the bird life along with goldfish, frogs and every other critter that live in my yard. Thanks for sharing your birdlife. I look forward to knowing more about Norton.
xx, Carol in Northern Indiana

Debra said...

We found our stones-even the one with the hole in it. My husband found that one in a creek nearby. My dad said it was drilled-perhaps when a road was going in? We don't know. Maybe even Native Americans used it as a tool? We have no clue-but it's part of our garden now. We were just lucky to find the stones that had such nice dips in them to hold water.

And Carol-yes-all the birds in my yard are mine too! I even feel a little possessive about the neighbor's birds! :)

Maywyn said...

What charming photos! Thank you
A baby woodpecker! I don't recall seeing one before. The watering stones are beautiful. Do you buy, find or make them that way?

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Debra,
I too, share your love of birds.. I wish I could have duck and geese.. So I have to be content with mother natures blessings.. The wee hummingbirds that visit and other little birds.

Thank you so much for visiting and your most kind words. I am so happy you enjoyed Bebe.
blessings,
Penny

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I feel the same way about birds! I had a pet dove........when our children were small and we lived in town......an injured dove was on the street. I picked it up and cared for it. We had it for a year and then I heard about a wonderful bird aviary in Lubbock TX where injured wild birds can go and live a happy life........I took it there. I love your photos and cant wait to hear about Norton.

Penny said...

Oh, I love these photos!! We don't seem to have as many birds at this time of the year and there's a lovely small pond right outside my studio window. I'm not sure where they're going for water. Quick question. How do you get such good pictures? Any motion at all and 'my' birds are flying away?

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Looks like your beautiful home is an oasis for birds! Love your photos!

Vicki Elish said...

I love birds also and our yard is full of them. Nothing better than to sit on the back porch in the morning with my coffee and be serenaded by the twittering, chatting and calling of the creatures. Your photos are great as always! Thanks for stopping by and your always kind comments. XO <3

Deborah Nolan said...

You and I share the same love of birds. Just adore seeing your wonderful photos. My favorite is the mourning dove sitting on a rock. I can see this one making a lovely watercolor. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs