Birds of a feather

I know there hasn’t been much craftiness this week, but I just had to share these more recent wildlife experiences.

Saturday, while I was getting ready to head out to the school, I heard a crash in the livingroom. I came out from the bathroom to investigate and Dave said “Burton just ran into the back door.”

This was why


A little fledgling Robin had come to say hello.


Of course, that can be a dangerous thing to do when you’re a teeny tiny bird that can barely fly… but luckily, all the cats were inside and the robin parents were keeping a good watch on the little guy.


I took a break from my preparations and grabbed the camera. I was rewarded with the chance to witness their lunch break.

Later that afternoon, I was sitting on the couch after my outing and something caught my eye.  I dumped my laptop off my lap and grabbed my camera…

A ruby-throated hummingbird! Looks like my feeder was a great buy! A few of my plants are supposed to attract hummingbirds, and I saw one last year, but I wasn’t sure if the feeder would make much difference! It was such a treat to see!

And last, but definitely not least… I had an oriole in the yard too! He didn’t stick around for pictures, but it’s the first time I’ve ever seen an oriole around here! I was so excited. Looks like I’m going to have to get an oriole feeder too!

10 thoughts on “Birds of a feather

  1. Fabulous pictures Val!! Thanks for sharing. Our hummingbirds have not shown up yet. Our feeders aren’t out and the trumpet vine is not yet blooming. We usually get them later in the season. Mostly we are having nesting wrens on our property…hoping Tyg will STAY AWAY.


  2. jatshaw

    Love your photos! How fun to see an oriole. The other evening our cat was nose to nose with glass between with a big raccoon, but it was too dark for a photo. Ginger was very excited, that’s for sure. That’s the first time we’ve ever seen a raccoon up on our steps.


  3. Shirley

    Great photos! Your yard and gardens are turning into a very popular place for the birds. Awesome entertainment for the cats. My cats chatter when they get really excited about something outside.


  4. The photo of the robin feeding the baby is fantastic.

    I’ve had a feeder (bird butter) outside for weeks. I finally got a visitor. It was just a catbird, but I’m happy as pie!!!


  5. Awesome photos!!! I’m amazed how you captured the Robin feeding her little one and the Hummers are really hard to get a picture of too. They move so darn fast.


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