Two sisters, Nancy and Mary, exchange family news and photos and dream about knitting, quilting, books, birds and life in general.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Birds on the porch
I have had two nests on the porch this year. The Barn Swallows that always nest over the library windows have been very noisy lately. Those baby's fledged yesterday and a good thing too as they could not all fit into the nest anymore. The above photo is what they looked like yesterday.
This photo was taken on June 26th, Just 5 days and they grow like weeds.
This year I have a little brown bird nesting in my Christmas wreath (that never gets taken down). See the little beak there in the dark spot? I had to stand on a chair and hold the camera above my head to get this close of a shot. The LBB parent has lots of streaking on the sides of her tummy and a spot in the center of her breast.
I am not sure if it is a Song Sparrow or not. That is my guess.
This photo was found on Google images it was posted originally by http://www.coffeecreekwc.org/ This photo of a Song Sparrow is just what the parent looked like although I never got a good image of it myself.
Combine those with the hummingbird feeder from Droll Yankee that hangs on my window and you have a birding porch.
The LBB fledged while I was visiting Mary in Billings so I didn't see it.