Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Backyard birding

We hung a bird feeder in our backyard last fall after we moved in, but it wasn't until this spring that we've actually seen a variety of birds coming to it. These photos are nowhere near as good as the bird photos from the Mental multivitamin blog, but they might give you just a small idea of our first attempts at backyard birding.

Western Tanager

Another Western Tanager

Lazuli Buntings (These have been so hard to photograph--I just can't get close to them)

More Lazuli Buntings

Black-capped Chickadee

K found this old nest on the ground, blown from a tree during the winter probably, when we were cleaning up the yard a few weeks ago.

After one of our rain/snow storms last week, B noticed this little egg on the ground in our front yard. We couldn't find a nest nearby and left it where it was until it was obvious it had been abandoned and was too cold to survive.

We've seen some other birds that we haven't been able to identify yet, and some we just don't have photos of (robins, crows, mourning doves, house finches, etc.).


© 2003-2008 Mental multivitamin/M-mv said...

Cool photos!

Thank you for the link/nod and kind words. You may be interested in my updated birding tab:

Best regards.


mj said...

Thanks for the updated tab, MFS! I am inspired by your birding posts and photos. I still have a lot of work to do...

Kendra said...

Cool birds! Braden loves birds!