Monday, February 22, 2010

Is it Spring Yet?

Is that wishful thinking? At least we have had some warmer temps lately along with blue skies and sunshine. Gotta love that!

Outside the window Mr. and Mrs. Bluebird have been checking out the bluebird box on a regular basis. One of them will go in and stay a couple of minutes and then fly out. I wonder what they are thinking while inside. Hopefully we'll be having babies again this year.These little guys are loving the birdbath even tho on this particular day the water was frozen.Looks like they are waiting on someone to come and break up the ice.I don't remember seeing these little guys here before and this year it seems like they are everywhere. But that is fine with me since they are so entertaining.

Hope your having a good day and possibly seeing something new for the first time.



27 comments:

Mildred said...

Hi Susie, It got up to 67 here yesterday! It felt so good to be outside and feel the warm sunshine and hear the birds. The chickadees always make their home in our bluebird box! Cardinals are busy in the bushes by John's office window and the cats love to watch from inside. Are you planting anything new this spring?

The Japanese Redneck said...

I think that's the same kind of little bird that I am posting tomorrow morning.

Hope my guy finds his way back to the flock!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Susie, I wonder if the snow up north here has driven more goldfinches to migrate south. Believe me, if I could just pick up and go south--I would:)
Marnie

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I hope the Bluebirds will stay and nest there. I love the Goldfinches too, we haven't seen that often around here. Lucky you to have so many visiting together.
It's felt very Springy here, but the rain and cooler are weather are on their way back soon.

Milah said...

It looks like a sign of spring to me! Unfortunatly I don't see those signs here.....not yet.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love the goldfinches, we have never had this many before, My feeders are covered with them. I love watching them fight over the last little bit of seed in socks before I fill it up again. They have emptied them 5 times since last Monday. I counted 15 at one time on it, that's not counting the one's on or under the big feeder and sitting in trees waiting their turn.
Molly

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

Adorable! Love the pics!

Marlene said...

Hi! There Susie just hang on spring is just around the bend. It's so worth it! I love your little bird friend, tooo cute.

xxx
Marlene

Jen said...

I am ready to move on to spring myself too!
Looks like your little Goldfinches wanted in on some Olympic action.

Deb said...

it was warm and sunny here yesterday...then the rain hit and the temps dropped...and we may have snow this week....atleast got to enjoy some warm weather on our trip to Vegas...and a little sunshine....

Darla said...

You have some mighty thirsty Goldfinches don't you?

Rose said...

I haven't seen any goldfinches here this winter--they must have all flown south to visit you:) I do hope the bluebirds plan to start a family in your birdhouse! I think we're all ready for spring.

Daisy said...

Cute pictures of your birds, Susie! I think they want to go ice skating! :D I'm ready for spring anytime, but it's not looking much like it yet here.

Becky said...

I can't wait until spring!!!! It's just right around the corner....I just know it is! Your little birdies are adorable!!!! I hope you have some sweet baby blue birds this year too!!!

Ginger said...

This is the first year I've seen goldfinches, too. They are too cute!

lifeshighway said...

Oh no, I am torn. I don't know if I love the birds or the birdbath more. I'll just have to stop by again and see what other treasures you may have for me.

KathyB. said...

This sure made me chuckle! The little angel's expression actually seems to be a sweet reaction to the birds all over him! I could watch this bird action for a long time, what a treat for you Susie.

Meadowview Thymes said...

We are starting to see Robins here Susie! Love that sign of Spring!

trailrider731 said...

neat little birds i must say, I love the bluebirds, although I usually have to cover my truck mirrors, because MR BLUEBIRD seems to think he must fight that bluebird that stares back at him.

On another note, the coyotes were doing some real singing this morning before daylight, the neighborhood dogs were disturbed and joined in. THEy must have been fairly close to the house from the sounds of it. rounding up the pack for a kill i expect.

seeya
lm
the best is yet to come!

Marydon Ford said...

You've got company! What darling pictures you captured ... don't you just love the way they keep us entertained.

Have a great eve ...
Hugs, Marydon

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

I bet Mrs. Bluebird was thinking, "Hmmmmm, I need to get a carpet down and a bed made pronto!"
I love your birdbath, Susie, and those very adorable birdees. I have been catching up on your blog, and it sounds like life has been crazy for you too. I hope your mother is doing well and on the road to recovery.

Together We Save said...

Those birds are taking a nice bath!

Thistledew Farm said...

Spring is peaking out in my area. We didn't get any snow so it's easy to see the early bulbs and shoots force their way out to the light. I am so excited I placed a seed catalog order and planted some stawberry seeds indoors with The Princess.

thewritegardener said...

I don't know what's prettier, the birds or the birdbath.

I'm seeing new snow today.

Terri said...

I love your little fat feathered friends! :) If you see any sign of spring, send a bit of it our way!

marmee said...

susie,

like you we have had a flurry of gold finches. they have been very active this winter and plentiful.
just read your previous post...so glad you only had a close call. those incidents always get me thinking. makes you very appreciative of life.
happy february.

Marydon Ford said...

G'eve Susie ~ Just checking in on you, everything ok?

Have a wonderful week.
TTFN ~Marydon