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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Yesterdays Happenings


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                                                           Lots growing and blooming in the gardens now !

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Last years Baby Robins all grown up nesting in our birch tree . I was enjoying watching Mrs Robin go and collect mud and grasses then return to her nest  with it all in her beak place the mud and grasses in the nest then hunker down wings above her back as she stomped it all down , looked like she was doing a jig every time  it was cute and funny .

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                       This cute little Juvenile Downy Wood Pecker was tap tap taping on the Burch tree for hours  .

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There were hundreds of these tiny bees all over our Japanese Willows yesterday feasting on the nectar of the buds .

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                                              Since last Friday the weather has been wonderful and summer like !

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My buddy Charlie  the Red Bellied Woodpecker on our big old tree  loves to feast on the seed from the feeders then takes up into the tree and cracks it .

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                                          This is Mrs Charlie  they hang out at the tree and feeders every afternoon !

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                                                                   Weeds to Papa pretty wild flowers to me lol !

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                                                  Last nights moon  this moon phase is called Waxing Gibbous .

Again today the sun is shining and temps are  wonderful  Miggs and I have enjoyed long walks in the mornings and leisure time puttering in the gardens and yard . My in Laws are now back from Florida so no more pet sitting .  Miggs will have me all to herself again lol . 

Any who  sun is shining temps are warming up this early morning and I am out of here to go and soak up all this wonderful weather and nature scenery . Maybe today I will capture one of the many butterfly's that have been fluttering through non stop lol ! Waiting on and keeping an eye and hear out  for the Hummers , Oriels , Warblers , Thrashers , Oven bird and other bird species to return and maybe even a few new ones as we live on the migration path and find that sometimes new birds stop by on their trip .

                                                                                          Until next time .

                                                                                   Country Gal


Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Nice to see Mr and Mrs Charlie. We had two Little Reds pursuing each other this morning up and down the trees, maybe babies in the future. I've got the same wild flowers popping up too, and the grass is sure growing, needs a cut in the next day or two. My gaffs and Tulips are just budding and that darn rabbit was eating my crocus!!! Cute but annoying. Enjoy the day outside, hope you capture those butterfly shots. They are elusive here.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, lovely shots as usual. Love the young Downy, so sweet. My bulbs just breaking the earth, still not the greastest weather here.Blessings Francine.

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh you are so far ahead of us there! Probably 2 weeks. It is colder here today and the wind and clouds are keeping the temperatures down. But....the next 2 days it will be 20. Yay! I love your photos of the birds and bees. Enjoy!

William Kendall said...

Good to see the bees back. We're probably two weeks behind you in where the flowers are.

The Furry Gnome said...

Sounds like similar weather, but your returning birds are well ahead of us.

Linda said...

You have more blooms than at my cottage! But I do have daffodils here at home....
Love your bee shots...fabulous!
Linda :o)

Deb said...

I loved seeing the young Downy, Elaine. I wondered what they looked like. I'll watch for them as I have many Downys here.The photos are wonderful, as always. Deb

Margaret Adamson said...

The spring flowers are fab and I love the Woodpecker.

Anvilcloud said...

Seeing the bees really pleases me.

Gail said...

It's wonderful to see Spring emerging in full force.

Have a blessed week.