Saturday, June 18, 2011

2 New Friends

I have two new friends! Would you like to meet them?


First is Mrs. Tree Swallow who is a welcome occupany in one of our bird houses. She's definitely the most calmest nesting bird I've ever witnessed.



2nd friend is the yellow warbler. First time I've seen one! Hopefully not the last.


So, have you made any new bird friends this summer?

26 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It's been pretty quiet on the bird scene this summer,in part because I have not been very diligent in looking.

roentarre said...

Good to see natural photographs of bird wild life. Love your images as always

Mildred said...

We've missed you Shelley!

Sweet pictures of your newest birds.

At our new house, we have lots of mockingbirds and just last week I saw our first hummer of the season.

Dorothy said...

Hi Shelley,
Nice to meet your new birds! We met a new one today, too. I had to search my bird books to see that it was a female Summer Tanager! Fun!

Ginnymo said...

That Tree Swallow is so cute. And so is the Warbler. I've never seen either one.
I haven't seen any new birds around here lately. I am seeing the new young ones though. Saw a young Cardinal one day and now the Sparrows. Not sure what kind.

troutbirder said...

Hey Shelley The tree swallows are in the bluebird house here too. They're entitled as they eat a lot of mosquitoes. :)

holdingmoments said...

Couple of great friends Shelley.
Love the shot of the Tree Swallow :-)

Montanagirl said...

Two good finds! I actually saw a Yellow Warbler fleetingly this afternoon in our backyard. No photos yet.

Cathy Clementz said...

We think our tree swallows must have already hatched their young. Normally after the 4th of July we don't see them anymore, and that is getting closer! I've not seen that type of warbler except on photos! Thanks for sharing it (lucky woman). How are the loons this year??

Ms. ~K said...

Beautiful shots, as always!

No new friends, but I'm certainly enjoying my hummers while they're here! :)
~K

Sarah Knight said...

Awesome! What pretty birds : )

NCmountainwoman said...

We just met the fledgling of our Pileated Woodpecker pair. She is adorable and a much welcome new friend.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

What beautiful photos of the swallow and warbler. So fun, the bird watching this time of year. I had a Mountain Chickadee in my nesting box for the first time. And my favorite, the American Goldfinch and the Lesser goldfinch have been feeding at my feeders. I have fed them for a year with no luck until now! So fun.
~Shanon

Daisy said...

The yellow warbler is so pretty, Shelley. Great pictures! :)

Out on the prairie said...

Sometimes you really have to look for the warblers.They are small and fast, plus move up high in the canopy.the grosbeak would be fun to have, I only get a few visitors.

Chris said...

Wow cool Shelley... I would love to see the first one with my own eyes, and you know waht, Iðve seen the second one in.... Iceland... We got one last year and this was only the fourth one, so I ran to see it and got it ;-)
Beautiful shots you got...

Janice K said...

I really like the picture of the Tree Swallow in the Bluebird house. It's like she/he's saying, "It's our house now."

Two pretty birds!

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soggibottom said...

We have loads of birds, just can't name them all like you :-)
Good to see you again Shelly :-)
love to young Scout x x x

Katherines Corner said...

So happy I found your wonderful blog. We recently built a bird garden ( blog post). I know I'm going to enjoy your blog. My husbands from MI and all his family is there. Hugs!

Jen said...

Nice shot of the Tree Swallow in her box. I have my Bluebirds again this year and am happy :D!

Samuel said...

I like the warbler. I've never seen them in Georgia.

Elaine said...

Lovely photos! New birds for me this year have been a Lesser Yellowleg and a Three-toed Woodpecker. The Gray Jays brought their fledglings to our feeders, and that was the first time I had seen the young ones.

thesmellofcrayons.com said...

Hi Shelley! Love that warbler picture. I just blogged about a couple of my new bird friends if you're interested: http://thesmellofcrayons.com/2011/06/24/the-trees-are-alive/

Thanks for the motivation to keep taking bird pictures. Your blog is great.

The Retired One said...

Wow..I have never seen a yellow warbler before..so thanks for sharing this gorgeous shot of one!

Shane Kent Louis said...

Wow! I love this yellow warbler! thanks for sharing! :)

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