Monthly Archives: April 2016

Fledgling Admiration

Baby and Poppa Bird

Baby and Poppa Bird

This little bird is new to the world and has been sticking near its parents as you will see in this four photo post! I saw the little house sparrow hop over to stand close to its father on top of this pole. They seem to be admiring each other. I never knew the male birds gave much attention to the fledglings but this one has stayed near.

The mother bird has also stayed close and I saw her feeding this baby with food from my feeder! I just wasn’t fast enough to get the picture. The baby seems to be getting its wings but still seems a little discoordinated. In fact, it landed right on its mother before fluttering up and over to the next fence grid.

Baby and Momma Bird

Baby and Momma Bird

Here is a moment of independence for baby…but the family stayed near. I think the baby is an only child!

Baby

Baby

I saved my favorite picture for last. It isn’t as clear because I took it through the blinds and screen of my back door. This was my first sighting of the little bird and its Momma! I think it was just learning to fly…this may have been the first family flight! I was so happy when I saw them on my back porch. This candid family picture warms my heart!

Mutual Admiration

Mutual Admiration

I am in awe of nature and the beauty of all my backyard birds. I am amazed at the loving care this bird family seems to display. Family ties are something I admire!

*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge:
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April-The Changing Seasons V2

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail with Dogwood Blossoms

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail with Dogwood Blossoms


April Haiku (Fresh)

Refreshing April
Changing Metamorphosis
Beautiful Birthright

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April is a month of change with warmer air, flowering blossoms, and beautiful butterflies. I think it may be my favorite month.

Of course, I have a soft spot for April! Why? Because I was born in April. My birthday is at the end of the month. So, Happy Birthday to me! It’s a beautiful time of year to celebrate!

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This is my Version 2 entry into Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons Challenge. Check out his blog for other interpretations of the theme and think about joining us in the challenge! You can see my previous entries by clicking on the Changing Seasons header at the top of my page.

Concrete Abstract

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How can something be concrete and abstract? It seems contradictory. A close-up of concrete porch steps makes for an interesting abstract work of art. The more I look at it, the more it starts to tell me a story! Does it speak to you?

*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge:
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Nature Walk-Out on a Limb

House Sparrow

House Sparrow

House sparrows have been been loyal backyard birds even before I put out a bird feeder. This photo of a house sparrow closes out day seven of the seven days of nature challenge that I have been participating in since invited by Desleyjane of musings of a frequent flying scientist.

There is a house sparrow couple that has been working at building a nest nearby; you can see a picture of them here. On this afternoon, the male house sparrow has taken his place in the sun, going out on a limb to survey his surroundings, and take his turn flying to the bird feeder.

I would encourage my fellow birdwatchers to take part in the challenge! My posts have been a photographic mix of birds, wildlife and flowering trees. If you would like to participate in the challenge, just post a nature picture each day for seven days and ask someone to join in the fun!

Nature Walk-Finch, Party of Two

Dinner time

Dinner time

I don’t know why I waited so long to put out a bird feeder! I was happy to see this house finch couple come by to feed at dinner time. I was amazed to see the red coloring. It’s a good thing I have a field guide because I am identifying so many cool birds that I was oblivious to before I started taking special notice of them.

I am posting this for Day 6 of the seven days of nature challenge; thanks to Desley for inviting me to participate. Today, I will extend the invitation to any interested parties to post a nature picture each day for seven days and ask someone to join in the fun.

I am also posting in response to the daily post weekly photo challenge: Dinnertime
I hope my pingbacks work.

Nature Walk-Park View

Park View

Park View

It’s day five of the seven days of nature challenge. Take a walk through this park and you will be graced with bursts of color! Springtime joy and beauty abound! Enjoy the view!

I was nominated by Desley to join this challenge. I would like to ask Leanne of
nahingojapango
to join us! If interested, just post a nature photo each day for seven days and ask someone to join in.

I have been posting a photographic mix of birds, flowering trees and other nature scenes. Feel free to join in the fun.

Nature Walk-Squirrel

Park Squirrel

Park Squirrel

Here is a squirrel for day four of the seven days of nature challenge. I saw this little guy in the park and he seemed more timid than my backyard squirrels. He stood very still, hoping I wouldn’t see him and move closer. As soon as I stepped back, he bolted away!

I was nominated for this challenge by Desleyjane at musings of a frequent flying scientist. Since I have seen his mastery of squirrel photography, I would like to invite Dennis of atrivialmindatwork to join us. If interested just post a nature photo each day for seven days and ask someone to join in.

I am posting a mix of birds, wildlife, flowers and other nature scenes. Feel free to join the fun!

Nature Walk-Redbud

Redbud

Redbud

It’s day three of the seven days of nature challenge. The redbud is one of my favorite trees. I love the color of its blossoms.

I also have a sentimental memory attached to redbud trees. When I was little, my dad planted a redbud in the yard for me. I can still remember standing at my kitchen door, watching him plant my tree as it poured down rain.

I was invited to participate in this photo challenge by Desleyjane of musings of a frequent flying scientist. Today, I would like to invite ghostmmnc of teleporting weena to join us. If interested, just post a nature photo each day for seven days and ask someone to join in!

I will likely post a photographic mix of birds, wildlife, flowers and other nature scenes. feel free to join in the fun!

Nature Walk-Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

For day two of the seven days of nature challenge, I would like to show you all this chipping sparrow that graced me with its presence. Its rufous red crown and dark eye-line were noticeable identifiers. To see more bird pictures, click on the birds header at the top of my page.

I was invited to the challenge by DesleyJane of Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist. Her blog and photos are fantastic. To join us in this challenge, I would like to invite someone that shares my appreciation of birds, Pensitivity. If you are interested in participating, just post a nature photo each day for seven days and ask someone to join in!

I will likely post a photographic mix of birds, wildlife, flowers and other nature scenes. Feel free to join in the fun!

Nature Walk-Junco

Junco

Junco

Junco Again

Junco Again

Today, I start the Seven Days Of Nature Challenge. I am enamoured with all the birds that I have been discovering right in my own backyard.

I am just learning about bird identification. This looks like a slate colored dark-eyed junco to me, based on its mostly grey body, white belly, pinkish beak and dark eyes. I will add it to my list. To see more bird pictures, you can click on the bird header at the top of my page.

I was nominated for the challenge by Desleyjane at Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist. She takes beautiful macro shots and her nature photos have been great. I would like to ask Miriam at outanabout, if she would like to join us. To participate, just post a nature photo each day for seven days and ask someone else to join in too!

I will likely post a photographic mix of birds, wildlife, flowers and other nature scenes.
Feel free to join in the fun!

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