That little fledgling is precious! I had a little fledgling Cardinal on the brick wall this morning but couldn't get out there in time to snap his picture. Baby birds are just so cute.
We've got a few fledgling birds around lately too. Below is a photo I took earlier today, An adult Brown Thrasher perched in a tree singing, and a Juvenile on the ground searching for food. The little one hasn't grown his long tail feathers yet.
Here is one of two Green Herons... there is story with it.
You've heard of "king of the hill"? This was a version of that, called "top bird of the rock"! Apparently, this is THE rock from which to fish! "Green Legs" (left), came along and tried to knock off "Yellow Legs" (right), and a bit of beak fencing took place. Then there was a stare-off. In the end, "Green Legs" walked away, and "Yellow Legs" remained the reigning GH.
Instead of running after perfection, why not simply walk in faith?
Name: Charleen Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
I didn't seem to have any for a long time. I started seeing them and starting hanging out more feeders, Now I enjoy the hummingbird wars. They are so cute and so vicious. Need to stay out of the way too. I've had thrm get pretty close. I tell if they run into me and I catchem I'm going to take your pictures. I love the little mean things.
Wow. Now I feel really lucky cause I have the ruby throats all summer here!! I leave dead branches here and there so they can rest up. They come the day the first quince flower opens. Right now they are enjoying the trumpet vines and the tall yellow species daylily clumps throughout the garden (not sure if they are multifloras, citrinas, or altissimas).
I'm sure I'd see more hummers if I'd plant more to attract them ... lost many plants to our extreme cold last winter and didn't re-plant. It's been a busy spring and summer with lots of family stuff so I didn't get around to new plantings in the yard.
Well .. can't stay on the computer, we've needed rain for so long and are sure getting nice rain today but unfortunately severe weather as well. We are under Tornado watches/warnings, a funnel cloud was spotted just south of us in New Smyrna Beach and heading north, so I need to find the cat and make sure I'm near an interior room.
Yes, I'm hoping those tornados go away there , Lin...and that only the rain stays around. Hate those tornados! I never got to know my paternal grandmother because she was killed in an F4 tornado when he was about ten years old. So I got to hear the stories about her for many years...he loved her so much the grief and memories never seemed to fade very much. Always wished I could have know that woman, who inspired such love.