Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Backyard birds and a surprise!

In my last post I had told you I wanted to capture an updated pic of my blue bird babies. Well imagine my surprise when we opened the box and found them all gone. It had been a week or two since I took the last pic. So I'm very glad to know all 5 of them left the nest.Imagine my surprise today when I opened the blue bird house and found these!! We had just cleaned out the old nest a few days ago and now we have a new family. Yippee!!

These are some of the other bird sightings in the yard. I guess these are finches?!?!And last but not least, these guy seems confused. Not sure what kind of bird this is either but he looked pretty.

Hope everyone is finding some pretty birds in your backyard.



36 comments:

Mildred said...

That's great news about the blue birds Susie. I still don't have my camera but I did sneak up to the blue bird box. One of the babies peeked out at me and then ducked down real quick - it was so funny! I enjoy all your bird photos.

p.s. my word verif. is flocks!!!

Rosey said...

Huevos! Awesome find.

Beautiful bird....I don't know what it is either but I am willing to bet someone else can ID it.

Daisy said...

Susie, how cool that you found a new nest and eggs already! You'll have a new family to watch. I enjoyed seeing your other bird pictures too. That last one looks like it might be a Baltimore Oriole, but I'm not sure. I hope your week is going well. :-)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I need to clean my bird box out and maybe I'll get a new family too. I think, can't tell for sure, but think the last one is an Oriole???
Molly

Rose said...

You are one lucky lady! And you must have a very special birdhouse to have it rented out again so quickly:) I'm curious, too, what kind of bird that is in the last picture; hopefully, someone can identify it.

Msrobin said...

Yes Susie, that's a goldfinch! We have them by the dozen, and they never fail to cheer me with that bright yellow color. Just wish they wouldn't tear up my sunflowers!

Jacquie said...

I always love seeing baby birds and nests.

Your blog design is so cute!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Susie, You are so lucky to have the birds nesting in your nestbox.. Are the new eggs bluebird eggs? I can't tell by the picture. That was a QUICK turn-around...Wow!!!!

That's the strangest looking hummingbird I have ever seen.... ha ha.... Can't see the bird very well, but is is an Oriole???? The Orioles love grape jelly and oranges... Don't know if they can get to the sweet nectar.... Funny!!!!!!

Yes, those yellow birds are male Goldfinches...

Congrats on your backyard birds.
Hugs,
Betsy

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Just like human babies, those little birds grow quickly, and fly the nest before you know it! Lovely to have a new little family to watch.

Becky said...

I can't believe your babies have already flown the coop!!! And, that you are going to have some newby's soon!!! Mercy, those bluebirdies of yours are busy little things.....lol!!! I LUV the other birdie babies you have too, sweet little Finches and orange/blackie baby!!! I haven't seen anything around our yard yet! Maybe, it won't be long!!!

I LUV you sissy girl!!!!

Darla said...

Love to see birds..pretty orange on that last one. I don't believe any of the Texas Star Hibiscus Germinated, sigh. I have several other Hibiscus up about a foot or so, not sure if one of those are from you or not..My writing faded in the heat, sorry. When they bloom maybe you can tell me.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

That was quick for another family to move in and lay eggs already. I think Orioles like sweet things like oranges and that's probably why it's on the hummingbird feeder. You get a lot of colorful birds in your yard.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Susie, are those eggs blue?

I am trying to lure some orioles to my garden this year. I have some grape jelly and pieces of fruit out for them.
Marnie

The Japanese Redneck said...

We've got a blue bird nesting somewhere. I saw her land on top of the gazebo with bugs in her mouth.

Lanny said...

Not that I know from personal experience, just that I am a bird freak and if I ever did travel I would be making sure to look for birds I've alway wanted to see, but that is an oriole and they drink nectar from feeders a lot like humming bird feeders. But then you have probably figured all that out already as I am late getting around to the "neighborhood". I am digging your birds!

George said...

It's amazing that you already have a new family in your bird box. We had a couple of bluebird families last year and they were all fascinating to watch.

perennialgardener said...

Congrats on the new family of Bluebirds in your box! Cool bird pics. That last pic with the hummingbird feeder cracks me up, confused indeed. ;)

Dorothy said...

Is that a Boston Oriole on your hummingbird feeder? Great pictures! I'm missing my little birdies!

Kathleen said...

Hi Susie.
I've never visited here but I'm happy I did to see your bluebird eggs. That's so wonderful you have a second batch!
I agree that the last photo is of an oriole. He's not confused, he's just used to using a sugar water feeder (similar to a hummingbird feeder but made specifically for orioles). I have one for them in my yard and once they try it, they love it. I also put out grape jelly for them. If you did either, you'd probably keep seeing them in your yard since they obviously are around.

KathyB. said...

I know the yellow bird is a goldfinch, we have a lot of them at our bird feeders now and I love to watch them. How exciting for you to have another clutch of eggs to watch and aren't birds in the garden a wonderful blessing? Looks like you have been abundantly blessed with pretty birds.

Jen said...

Looks like Baltimore Oriole. I don't have any, but I just happened to put an orange out today for them.
Try that and see if he comes back.
Congrats on the second brood.

Meadowview Thymes said...

We are also enjoying the birds in our yard Susie. They sometimes share the seed--other times fight like siblings. So fun!

Diana (Di) said...

Susie, amazing that another nest appears immediately following the previous. I can only get wrens in my blue bird house. Please send us a couple. ;)
Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend.

Marydon Ford said...

Lucky you ... you rent must be acceptable to them to keep constant tenants ... chuckle!

Have a fabulous week.
TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

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. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Orioles build *amazing* nests. I've only seen them once, after years of looking.

Diana said...

Awesome!!!

Together We Save said...

Wow - those are some wonderful pictures!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Hi Susie, thank you for stopping by the other day...you're often in my thoughts too and it's always lovely to come and see what's happening here! I'm catching up now and i must say that you have some really pretty birds in your yard.

Mr. Froggy's cute! And there's a lot to look forward to in your garden.

Have a great week!

A. Joy said...

Well your back yard is just booming with activity! So much fun and the new nest!!! We just found a Robin's nest in our yard with 4 pretty blue eggs in it and the Goldfinches have tripled in # this year. Love the pink flower in your header!!!

marmee said...

so great to have so many bluebirds to nest and raise their little ones. we added more boxes this year and think they have been found by a new family.
i believe tht last bird is a baltimore oriole...they usually like oranges and grape jelly...how funny he is attracted to your nectar.
happy may.

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, lucky you, Susie! I finally saw the wee little heads of the robins in their nest ... I get so excited.

So enjoy your pics ... wish I could get them as beautifully as do you.

May your Memorial weekend & celebrations be safe & enjoyable, filled merriment ... as you solemnly remember those that have passed before us & our military that protect(ed)s our freedoms. LET FREEDOM RING!!

TTFN ~ Hugs of love, Marydon

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

Hi Susie, just stopping by for a quick 'hello'. How nice to have several families of birds occupy your houses. I looked at your mystery bird and immediately thought Baltimore Oriole, and see that a lot of other folks did too! I have never seen one in my yard but recognize them from photos. Hope you are enjoying your summer! I've been doing very little blog visiting or writing...just a lot of gardening;-)

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Beth said...

Hi Susie!
Been wondering if Mississippi is getting affected by the oil spill in the gulf? How terrible for all the vegetation down South .... I've enjoyed looking at all your pictures ... especially that hydrangea. WOW!

hope all is well ....

trailrider731 said...

hay hay,

Thanx for sharing, i love keeping an eye on the bird families this time of year!

and watching to see what comes from various plantings.

LOL, i forget what i planted in some spots!

LM
the best is yet to come