Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Most Exciting Day Ever

Last Friday was my most exciting bird day ever. I thought the orioles had forsaken me, but they returned after a couple of days of shyness. While admiring them I noticed a Rose Breasted Grosbeak, a bird I'd only seen once before.

Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Then I noticed a Rufous Sided Towhee on the ground. Later I saw Mrs. Towhee.

Rufous Sided Towhee

The usual suspects were flitting around. Harris and white throated sparrows, the goldfinches, one lonely blue jay, the robins, mourning doves, grackles, brown headed cowbirds and red winged black birds.

And then I saw a cat bird. I haven't seen one of those in a long, long time.


Just when I thought I'd reached the pinnacle of bird watching for my little patch of countryside, I noticed a hummingbird.


The Grosbeak has not reappeared but the goldfinches are here with a vengeance. And this morning the indigo buntings arrived. I hope they stick around even though they haven't in the past.

Indigo Bunting

And the hummingbird is still here so there's hope for a colorful display out my kitchen window all summer long.

Better Hummingbird


Hannita said...

I'm glad you have such fun wildlife. Today my wildlife - my mean cat whose nails I haven't clipped in quite a while - caught me in the mouth with one of his razor sharp claws. And then I went looking for the nail clippers because that wasn't so cool.

pj said...

I've never clipped a cat's claws though I have a clipper. Do you hire out?

Hannita said...

They're special dog/cat clippers. I was having a heck of a time finding them but did and then chopped those little claws off. I'm sure my other cat is thankful too.