It was another fantastic day weather wise and I was out enjoying it all with my Miggs. The birds were happily singing and feasting and practically posing for me to .
Mr Cardinal especially was in the mood to strike a pose or two where usually he takes off at the sight of the camera but I guess since it is mating season here he thought I might put his pic up on a dating site for birds lol !
Oh lady get this side it is my best side !
No No how about this !
Or This !
So I took lots of photos of him and then he got bored and flew away , oh well lol !
Then I saw this bird pecking about ,
Thinking to my self I have seen you before but what type of bird are you ? so off I went to my birding books and WHALLA ! This is a female Red Winged Black bird .
Then I was walking the yard some more and found some blooms and buds ready to pop !
One of my may Lilac bushes as they all are ready to pop with beautiful flowers and scent !
I have loads of English daisies all in different colours that have already bloomed and will keep blooming till fall !
A few Pansies have bloomed to !
As I was enjoying the flowers more birds were getting my attention to photograph them !
Like Mr & Mrs Sparrow pecking on the car port floor collecting tiny bits of gravel . Birds use gravel to eat to help with digestion .
Then Mr & Mrs Dovey got in the act !Oh look Mr Dovey is snoozing .
Mrs Charlie had few words to say to !
As did little Finch Mrs Robin and Chickadee !
Yup it can get quite noisy in the yard but it is the kind of noise I love !
Mr Squirrel was busy watching for Miggs on one side of the tree.
And Mrs was just hanging around !
Mr Cardinal wanted me to snap a shot of him here thought it would be good for a profile photo maybe he is hoping for a profile photo for birds are us and not being naked as a Jay bird lol ! which by the way most of our Blue Jays have gone now .
My Forsythia bush is blooming with her pretty yellow flowers !
Our big old trees buds have almost popped in to leaves .
I have this growing in my driveway garden all though I haven't planted anything that looks like this I tried to search it but came up with a type of milkweed maybe a whorled milkweed plant ( Asclepias verticillata ) but I am not sure of that , any of you avid gardeners know what this is ? and if so please could you let me know .
We have a wild field beside us and I think seeds reseeded from it when they cut it last year just don't remember seeing this in the field though lol it is a mystery to me now lol !
Oh well I guess I will find out and then decide to pull it or not , if it is indeed good for bees and butterfly's well it will stay I will just try to keep it under control seems it may be a bit evasive !
Well that was my day of enjoying the birds , blooms . buds and critters didn't see our Alvin the chipmunk maybe he was busy some where else . Miggs was busy snoozing and watching the yard ,
Rain for today and possible thunderstorms but temps will be up to a warm 18C or 64F possibly higher .
Until next time .