Monday, July 26, 2010

The invasion continues...

We are being mobbed by Rose-breasted grosbeaks at the cabin. The other day I counted 7 babies crying on our deck railing to be fed by their parents. It's wonderful to see, but they are becoming little bullies at the feeders. I had to hang some new feeders in back of the cabin so the chickadees, nuthatches and finches could get some food. Take a look at my gang...

Isn't this guy a dashing fellow?

How many grosbeaks do you count in this photo?

A fat baby!

A baby fluttering his wings so his parents will see her and feed her.

Feeding a demanding baby....

And finally an evil grosbeak.....

Monday, July 19, 2010

I Love Loons

My Loon pair still visit our lake but alas they did not attempt to nest again. Their night music is beautiful....I cannot think of a more beautiful sound to hear at the cabin when I am headed to sleep. (I've posted a video link I found on You Tube below so you can hear them.)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A little visitor

My hubby opened the door to our cabin and a baby Chickadee flew in. He hit the window and was stunned. I put my fingers by him and he hopped right up. He clung to me for a while and kept panting, probably in shock. I checked him over and he looked okay. Of course you all know how much I enjoyed holding that little angel in my hand, I kept wanting to pet him like a dog, but I did refrain!

I took him outside and after about 5 minutes, he flew away. What was funny is earlier the adult chickadees kept landing on my shoulder while I was trying to fill the bird feeders. They really are cheeky little things!

From 2010_07_10

Thursday, July 8, 2010

And winner of the biggest bird feed hogs goes to...

....Mr. and Mrs. Grosbeak! Seriously, my Grosbeak family (they have 2 babies) are at the feeders from morning till night eating away. But I do love them!