Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Hubby and I were sitting outside earlier this evening, enjoying the cool air, listening and watching the birds. Suddenly a pair of Catbirds flew by us and landed in an Oak tree that shades one of the bird baths. Although one Catbird kept itself hid amongst the oak leaves the second one slipped down into the birdbath allowing me to capture a few photos before they both exited our yard. They seemed to go straight for the area and out again which leads me to wonder if they have been visiting when we were not watching. I do hope we see these two again.
Bathtub overflowing while Catbird enjoys itself!
Oh! Oh! This Catbird is not sharing its bathtub with anyone including a Purple Finch!
Take time to enjoy the critters in your backyard! : ) Coppertop
Monday, May 17, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I don’t know about others but just watching the hummingbird zip around seems to radiate some of that energy to me and I can certainly handle some extra energy these days! I do hope you will see them soon in your backyard if not already.
*Hummingbirds can hear better and see farther than humans.
*A Hummingbird’s tongue is grooved like the shape of a “W” and is used to lap up nectar from flowers and feeders.
* An average size Hummingbird will have about 940 feathers.
* Hummingbirds have an average life span of 5 years but can live beyond 10 years.
*Many plants depend on the Hummingbird for pollination.
*Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly both frontwards and backwards. They can also hover in mid-air, fly sideways and even upside down!
Take a break and keep your eye out for Hummingbirds - they will surely bring smiles!
Enjoy : ) Coppertop
Amazing how this old apple tree still produces!
The inners are completely gone, just a shell of a truck left standing.
--The female Tree Swallow is duller in color and may have brownish foreheads.
--The Tree Swallows diet consists mostly of insects that it catches on the wing although in winter, the favorite food are bayberries.
--The female Tree Swallow may raise two broods in one season and the male can have more than one mate.
--A group of tree swallows are known collectively as a "stand" of swallows.
Hope you enjoyed my photos - feel free to leave comments! : ) Coppertop