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  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.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

I got up early this morning. (7am) and as I was sitting in my room with a view I noticed a lot of activity in the garden. First I noticed the 3 jelly feeders were empty and the Orioles were hopping from one to the other looking to see if someone else was getting some. They had brought their fledglings to the garden for a little something and nothing was there.
Then I noticed that the Rose Breasted Grosbeaks had their babies in my Sugar Snap Peas. Two days ago the peas were only 1/4 of an inch long. Today they are finger length except where the babies have been taught to chew.
So at 7 a.m. I had to go out in the garden and put out a 2 pound jar of jelly. I filled 2-1/2 feeders and the birds are happy again. In doing so I scared off the Grosbeaks but they will be back.