May 16, 2010

New Arrivals

The House Finch family that have been housed in my Boston Fern have new arrivals. I didn't want to disturb them so I can't tell how many have hatched...I think three.


This is my newest watercolor using the wet-in-wet technique. I'm enjoying this new medium and the watercolor classes.

We have a female Ruby-throated at the feeder! I saw the male again today, he's really small and about half her size. We have seen a 3rd Hummer but they are all being so cautious and allusive it is hard to get a good view.


We were thrilled and surprised that the Hummingbird feeder attracted these Baltimore Orioles. My husband went out and bought an Oriole feeder and the Orioles are a lot less frustrated trying to get to the sugar water ;-) We have seen 2 males and 3 females. It is new this year to have them in the yard and to hear their cool song.

Orioles like to play games too! "Peek - a- Boo"



We have a Wren pair nesting nearby! This is the first time I've seen Wrens at the feeder. When I got home this evening they were in the front yard in the flower bed gathering nesting materials.

12 comments:

Simple Southern Happiness said...

Oh goodness, you have life in your yard abundantly. I have just a few hummers, normally I have 20 or more. I so hope they start coming in soon, I so love watching them.
Happy bird watching.

Shelley said...

Such a sweet collection of bird photos today! I enjoyed your house finch babies - a much cleaner nest than my baby mourning doves - lol!

cindyzlogic said...

Thanks, S.S.H. for stopping by and for the kind comments! 20 or more Hummers!!? You lucky thing!

Thanks for stopping by, Shelley, and for your sweet comments! The baby Mourning Dove pics were sooo cute!!

Naomi said...

Hi Mom, your photos are really great on these new posts! I didn't know you had babies hatched up in your tree...cute! How are Cinnamon and Nutmeg?

cindyzlogic said...

Thanks for stopping by and for the comments, Naomi! The baby H. Finches are in the hanging Boston Fern. Come over and see how Cinnamon & Nutmeg are doing.

love,
mom

The Early Birder said...

How fabulous to capture the new Finch chicks at the nest and the possibility of more youngsters if the Wrens breed as well. FAB.

Rick said...

Great shots Cindy! Phew - those babies in the top photos have a face only a mother could love though :) That watercolour is very nice - what a talent! I hope to get a few hummingbird feeders set up soon - might even get a chance to capture a few with the Canon!

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Peek a boo orioles ... too cute. Wrens are a wonderful addition to any yard, love the sweet song they share. Beautiful photos of your new arrivals Cindy!

cindyzlogic said...

Thanks for stopping by Frank, Rick, and Debbie! Thank you for your wonderful comments, too!

Rick, your right about the newborn chicks...LOL!!

Kerri said...

Great post!!!

cindyzlogic said...

Thank you so much, Kerri!

Roy said...

Hi Cindy, you have certainly mastered the "Wet on Wet" technique very well at a stroke (excuse the pun).