Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Feathered Friends

It's nesting season for the birds in my area and everytime I go outside I hear birds singing or chirping. It has been raining a lot lately, so I wasn't too surprised when I came home the other day to find mallard ducks wandering around in my front yard!
Here are a few photos I've taken of some of my feathered friends.


Bluebirds are using the nesting box on our garden fence again this year. This is the female bluebird with a nice bug to feed the kids.

A chipping sparrow has been working on a nest in the vine over the garden trellis.

This baby wren is waiting for a meal from inside his little bird house hanging in a garden tree.

There are four robins crowding this nest. A couple of them were peaking out when I took this photo.

A male cardinal keeping watch.

A young family of Canadian geese going for a swim in the neighborhood park.

Another family of Canadian geese in the neighborhood. These little ones are little older and starting to get darker feathers.

There is an abundance of wildlife even in our suburban neighborhood!

6 comments:

sandbox gems said...

Lovely pics! I am hoping to catch on camera some of the birds at my tree soon! The camera is never out when I need it. I have to keep it out I guess! I love mallards, I always wish they would stick around longer. Not so crazy on the geese because of all the droppings they leave on my driveway!! But the babies are adorable. Nature abounds, even in suburbia!

KaHolly said...

Too much fun to have all those 'feathered friends' nearby! Love the babies. Great shots. ~karen

Regina Moore said...

Great pictures! The babies are adorable!

Beedeebabee said...

What beautiful pictures! I can sit and watch the birds for hours...and the squirrels too, they're such characters! Aren't baby geese just too precious? Animals always make me happy! xo Paulette

Beedeebabee said...

What beautiful pictures! I can sit and watch the birds for hours...and the squirrels too, they're such characters! Aren't baby geese just too precious? Animals always make me happy! xo Paulette

californiablue said...

How wonderful! I love the sound of chirps :)

A while back we had some ducks land in our pool - it made my cat Newbie's day! http://californiablue.tumblr.com/post/409412765/duck-sighting