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Tuesday, May 5

Spring Birds

Our yard has been alive with bird song and splashes of color this spring. A pair of robins fought off the starlings that were trying to nest under our eaves. The female made their nest and laid the eggs. I had no idea how long it would take them to hatch, but did a bit of research and found that it is usually 12 to 14 days and that most often they lay three or four eggs, but can lay up to seven.
Monday, Jordan was off school because of his allergies. I went and picked him up and brought him home with me. When we got out of the van, we saw half a robin's egg laying on the lawn. We watched and sure enough, the robins was feeding her babies. Yes, both parents help take care of the young.
This is not my photo, but looks exactly like the young cardinal that was sitting in the large tree at the end of our driveway early this morning. His mother was in a tree across the street and they were calling to each other. I continued to watch and he went to her and then another fledgling flew to our tree. This continued for quite a while. I believe there were three fledglings.

It was a beautiful day today with a cool breeze. It was pleasant spending some time early this morning watching these beautiful birds. I'm definitely going to be putting out more birdseed to attract these birds to our yard.

What birds visit your yard?

Have a great day and be sure to take time to enjoy the beauty of nature.

18 comments:

  1. How are you Mary. Sorry I haven't visited, my internet connection was messed up and I finally got a new modem on Friday. I am now trying to visit everyone again. I have a few cardinals every year that hang around. Of course robins, sparrow, nut hatches. I don't get to watch them much except on the weekends.

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  2. I love watching the birds and need to start putting out seed again. We get chickadees, gold finches, cardinals, grosbeaks, robins, blue birds and a few timid wood peckers.

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  3. Love the cardinals. We don't see nearly as many as we did in SW Ont.

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  4. Mary--

    Hopping in to say hi through the "front door" (your blog. Its absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Love the picture of Meeko. We're dog people too. German Shepherds... Chuck & Maggie,(R.I.P.) Now we have Reign and Xola. Talk to you soon. Pat I.
    Also enjoy the paintings! :)

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  5. So far this spring I have seen only robins, sparrows and chickadees. Hopefully the finches arrive soon.

    God bless.

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  6. Spring is sure full a life. I been enjoying watching things change almost daily.
    Sorry to hear about Jordan allergies.

    Coffee is on.

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  7. I wish we had cardinals here but I guess they just don't come this far north. They're such beautiful birds!! The robins usually wake me up around 4:30 and then the rest of the day is like a concerto! lol We get so many different types of birds, it's fun to watch them flitter from feeder to feeder in the backyard. I put up the hummingbird feeder today because usually they arrive around the second week in May. xoxo

    It was a cool but beautiful day here as well and I was even able to hang out my laundry on the clothesline.

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  8. hi mary! thanks for entering my mom's day give-away!! good luck:)

    noelle

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  9. I have never seen a cardinal up close and personal that I can recall. I'm glad you're having some nice weather - it warmed up for us after the week-end celebrations, when we could have really used some sunshine. OH, well.

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  10. Oh goodness we love our birds..... Something is eating up our river birch in the front yard.. Called Sawflies. There is a lot of things that we can spay the tree with to kill the sawflies BUT the tree is only about 7 foot tall and is the "playground" for all our hummingbirds! We have about 20 flitting around in the front.. We use that River Birch to place a mister in the hot summer and they "the hummers" have a ball...... So we have to find something to kill the flies and not harm the hummers....
    Love your beautiful pictures and that Cardinal is absolutely beautiful !

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  11. I like all kinds of birds but I do especially love cardinals. They always remind me of the mother of one of my closest friends as she really LOVED cardinals! Had figurines and pictures of cardinals around her house. I have two tablecloth projects waiting to be embroidered -of, you guessed it, cardinals! Everytime I put the cardinal tablecloth out then it will remind me of my friend's mother.
    Stop by my place too -I have a present for you there.
    Peace.

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  12. Oh, that cardinal!!!!!!!! It's breathtakingly beautiful Mary.

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  13. I've never seen a cardinal nest before, I hope every year to see one. I would love to see what a baby cardinal looks like. We have cardinals, blue jays, doves, purple and yellow finches, black birds and starlings, of course, and woodpeckers and many others. I love to watch and listen to the birds.

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  14. I want some pretty weather so i can watch the birs and butterflies that come to our yard. It just keeps on raining here. YUCK!! Thanks for sharing the pretty pictres...m.

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  15. I get pheasants in my garden and on the field behind my house. The male pheasants are so pretty, but just as I get my camera out to take a picture they fly away.....Hopefully one day I will get one. A red cardinal would be fabulous to see, such a gorgeous colour X

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  16. hi Mary, we mostly get swallows, starlings, sparrows, mynahs, blackbirds, thrushes, magpies, pheasants, turkeys and I forget what else.

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  17. Beautiful birds! Love that cardinal. We don't have Cardinals here, but have lots of other birds in our yard. Lots of Robins, Yellow Finches by the dozens, wrens, woodpeckers, thrush's, hummingbirds, blue birds. All kinds of songbirds, and then your pigeons, seagulls and crows as well. Our backyard is VERY noisy sometimes!

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