For the Birds


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe know it’s May when the Rosie’s arrive. This male showed up two days ago … very hungry and glad to see the feeders where he left them.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd this morning served up a perfect bird watching breakfast. The rain is really coming down … has been most of the night. I’ve been out to put hay in the Bully Barn for snacking until a little later when the rain slows down.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Rosie and the Hairy are a perfect ‘colour match’. Their reds, blacks and brilliant whites are quite the contrast. They have different jobs though … Rosie’s job is to sing at the top of his lungs to let the ‘girls’ know where he is. He has a beautiful whistling song. The Hairy’s job is to empty as much of the feeders onto the ground as he can … I think he is under contract with every ground feeder for miles around!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy favourite haunt though is the bird bar – just on the other side of the glass from our kitchen table. We make sure we get the seeds out before we serve up our breakfast. Then we just settle in and watch the show.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI loved how the water was beading on the backs of the flock this morning.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABut eventually … we need to peel ourselves away. (How else is Sully, giganticus crow – whom I have yet to capture a good shot of on the feeder – going to get his turn?) So we backed off from our cover behind the cyclamen pot and have headed into the day. Have a good one out there!

4 comments on “For the Birds”

  1. Beautiful birds at your feeder. Hope you get a good shot of Sully. I have trouble photographing crows too – they are so wary.

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