Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
When Mindy was here this weekend, she commented that our back yard is a bird haven - maybe a bird heaven too. We have a LOT of birds!! The girls enjoy getting out the binoculars to observe them.
Can you guess what kind of bird this is?
She is a female red-wing blackbird. See the male in the picture below? Seems like so often in the animal kingdom, males are so colorful and beautiful, but the females are, well, rather plain.
A baby bunny was hopping about - mother rabbit was close by watching.
This robin nested in the tree close by. Al was weeding and it flew right at him - at his face! Almost hit him, but at the last minute veered away. He decided to wear a hat to protect his head from being "bombed"!
Hannah thought his hat needed a little decoration!
Usually one of the parent flies off to catch something for the babies to eat. When it returns, the other parent flies off and takes a turn,.
I was taking pictures one day (from far off) when I saw both mommy and daddy birdie fly away. I quickly jumped on the bench and got a picture. The bird is a little fuzzy - I didn't take time to focus, because I was afraid the parents would come back and swoop at me! I could sort of make out that there was at least 1 baby bird. Usually they have 3 or 4.
Today, Al said he would brave it and take a photo. We have 3 baby birdies!!
And the parents didn't even come swoop at hiim! I hope I can get a picture when they learn to fly!!