Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bird Watching in St. Augustine

I spent the day in my garden, it just seemed like the thing to do today and boy oh boy am I glad I did!! I had a blast, thanks to the funny, interesting, beautiful critters that visit my yard. This is what I saw today:
There is a family of Norther Cardinals buzzing in and out between feeders and water fountain, and really - they fly low and fast and you gotta watch out!:



there were 3 male

and one female

Painted Buntings - they were playing in the bushes, mostly the males were fighting for the females but they visited the feeders on and off all day.
There was a pair of Grey Catbirds that were being coy jumping in and out of the bushes probably picking out the worms

This little family of Purple finches were a blast to watch! There was a Daddy and a Mommy and I think 3 babies that kept peep-peep-peeping their parents to feed them:

The humming bird buzzed by so quickly I couldn't see what kind it was! Looked like it was plain green though!
Then there is the Carolina Wren pair

- now these I love! How can such a small bird have such a LOUD song?? These sweeties are nesting in my moms mailbox (she lives across the street) and there are 4 little sweet babies in there, every time I peek they pretend that they can't see me!
and then there was this sweet surprise:

I was so surprised to see this, I think it's a Black and White Warbler. It was shy and didn't stay long :(
The little Titmouse family always visits the yard and there were several other finches that moved too fast for me to get my grips....like I said - I really enjoyed just laying back and enjoying myself

5 comments:

sassyglassdesigns said...

Don't you just love watching the birds. Beautiful pictures. I have feeders outside my kitchen window and there are always some beauties out there. Also, our hummingbirds are starting to show up and I can't wait for the Orioles.

KC said...

What lovely birds! I love watching birds. The other night, I saw a civetta (a kind of owl). It was beautiful.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, they are so pretty and that top one is stunning!

QuirkyDolls said...

This photo makes me think of a friend of mine whose first pic on any vacation is his feet up, relaxing, and a view behind them of the vacation spot.
Great Birds!

debbie said...

I LOVE PICTURES OF FEET...I AM ALWAYS TAKING PICTURES OF PEOPLES FEET
YOUR BIRDS ARE GORGEOUS. MY HUSBAND AND I LOVE TO WATCH BIRDS. WE HAVE CARDINALS AND BLUEJAYS AND REDHEADED WOOD PECKERS AND PURPLE FINCH BUT NONE OF THOSE PAINTED BUNTINGS AND THE BEAUTIFUL BIRDS...I LONG TO SEE A BLUE BIRD IN PERSON BUT HAVE NOT YET. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR BEAUTIFUL PICTURES.
HUGS
debbie