Here is a shot of Mama, in one of her brief moments outside the nestbox today.
Bluebird thread Number 5
Wonderful pics Dave!
Papa looks right at home w/ the Sparrow Spooker.
The Tufted Titmouse shot is great!
I love all of your shots...blue or non-blue, they are beautiful.
Dave, your photos really are stunning. It's impressive the way you've caught the cardinal with his crest up, and glancing over his shoulder. Is photography your profession?
Obsession? Well, thank you very much for feeding mine! Looking forward to today's bb antics.
Sort of a dismal, overcast day hereabouts. Kind that makes the birds worry all day that it's getting dark, I guess. Anyway, they were all lined up for meal worms, all day long. Lots of photo opportunities for shots of Papa, since he has decided they are his worms and to chase away all birds his size or smaller (And he apparently thinks he's as big as a cowbird or a starling!)
Hi Dave - is that some sort of warbler? Don't recognize it. Your Red Bellied pics are great!
I was cleaning out bb boxes on my cemetery trail today & thought I heard a bb - I hope not, as it's still too cold here and.......snow expected tomorrow!! How wrong is THAT.
Great pics Dave! I love the Red-bellied Woodpecker along w/ the Carolina Chickadee and the Yellow-rumped Warbler.
Can't forget those Blues; lovely!
Yes, Muddylou, it is a yellow rumped warbler. Commonly known as a butter-butt. He comes by every spring and stays 2 or 3 weeks, then moves on. Same way with an Eastern Phoebe. He hasn't shown up yet this year, but has stopped off the past several years
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Ha! I love it - butter butt! Guess where Butter Butt and Eastern Phoebe end up? At my cabin!! (along the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota). The forest there just teems with warblers in the summer. We've had a phoebe couple nesting under our cabin eaves for the past 5 or so years (but sadly not last year....I saw them around, but did not spot the nest). I find warbler ID to be extremely difficult - they tend to be small & FAST.
Hey, that blue on the bluebird is Cubs blue! And he looks like he's been at Wrigley Field today in all the rain! Yes, I have opening day fever!! I want to photoshop in a Cubs logo oh his breast. LOL.
Oh wow! Is it really opening day at Wrigley? Gosh, sometimes I miss living there. :)
Dave, amazing pictures! Maybe instead of "obsession," "hobby" would be a more complimentary word? :)
Beautiful! I do so love the bluebirds. We do not get any of them at our feeders but we have probably a dozen or more cardinals.