Wildlife Wednesday – Mockingbabies



While trimming one of our snowball bushes, my husband found a nest of wee mockingbirdies. They were so cute.


The parents kept bringing the fledglings food.
Then, one afternoon, we watched a fledgling flexing its wings as it ran across the yard. Over the next couple days, the other fledglings, like the first one, ran and with short hops and flights as they learned to fly up to the treetops.
And now the nest is empty.

You know it never ceases to amaze me how quickly baby birds learn to fly.

Bird watching made for an extra bit of joy over the past few days.

I hope you all have an enjoyable rest of the week!

 


 

Doves and Classic Impressions Needlepoint Update

I had planned to do only a wild-bird Wednesday, but I decided to add a work-in-progress Wednesday along with it.
This needlework has been super-duper slow project because I get sidetracked so easily. It’s the same ‘Classic Impressions Needlepoint‘ That I posted about 1-22-2020. Hard to believe it’s been over 2 years and I’ve still not finished it. I hope to finish it this year, but I might not. We’ll see.

Wishing you all a cool and comfortable rest of the week.

 


 

Wild Bird Wednesday – Mockingbird – Feeding the wee ones


There’s a couple of mockingbirds that are nesting in the edge of the woods. We watch them hunt and fly back to the woods to feed their wee ones. I was fortunate to get a photo of this one with it’s prey in it’s mouth as it rested in top of one of my Rose of Sharon bushes.
A pretty good photo to start the month with for a wild-bird Wednesday!

Wishing you all a pleasant June!

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Wildbird Wednesday – Fine Feathered PhotoBomb – Hummingbird



I was taking to a photo of our pretty small sunflowers,
My husband said, “Hey there’s a hummingbird!”.
As I clicked the photo, I asked, “Where?” and looked up.
My husband pointed and replied, “There!”
The hummingbird buzzed over my head. I said, ” Shucks, I wish I’d seen it sooner, I’d of tried to take a picture of it.”
Imagine how tickled I was when I was going through my photos and discovered that I got a photo of the wee winged wonder after all.

I wish you all a great rest of the week!

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Wildbird Wednesday: Yellow GoldFinches

Another reason I love zinnias is they attract Yellow Goldfinches or as we like to call them, Canary birds.
Yellow Goldfinches are fun bits of sunshine playing in the zinnia patch.

Wishing you all sunshine and fun.

 

edited in 7-13-2019: I was talking to my husband about the yellow finches and he casually mentioned to me that they’re called ‘Goldfinches’ . So, I thought I should update this post with the right name in case someone might want to research them further. ūüėČ

 


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Wildbird Wednesday (sort of) – Dummy Wren Nest

I learned something about wrens. I suppose a lot of folks know that the male wren builds a few dummy nests and then let’s his mate pick the one she wants to nest in. I didn’t know it and found it fascinating.

I came about this information while surfing around trying to find what kind of bird is building a best in one of¬† my¬†Citronella¬†Plants (mosquito plants). We bought two of them in hanging pots. In no time the plants outgrew the hanging pots and I transplanted them into 5 gallon buckets. I set them behind our table and chairs. They’ve grown beautifully and quickly.
(Yes, I know they really don’t repel mosquitoes unless you crush the leaves and rub the juices on your skin, however they grow beautifully in the shade and aren’t fussy if you miss a weekly watering every now and then.)

I noticed that something had been digging in one of them. We figured it was the resident squirrel that enjoys leaving walnut hills on our back porch and also digs in my flower beds.After a couple days pieces of moss showed up. Then shortly thereafter it was obvious it was being formed into a nest with each new bits of moss and twigs that showed up.It looks  pretty neat waiting for Mrs. Wren to make up her mind.
Wishing you all a great rest of the week!

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