April 15, 2011

Spring in the Backyard

Eastern Bluebird
This is my first sighting of a Bluebird!! He seemed to be checking out my situation (food, water, habitat) and was eyeing a Wren Nestbox. I wish he would accept it! Regarding the nestbox, we attached it to the shed, close to the Rose of Sharon bushes. But, I didn't realize until today that the opening is open to the North wind...and we had a strong NW wind today :-(
...I think I lost him.

The weather is just awful today.
Overcast, cold, and strong NW winds...whereas yesterday we had
tornadic storms. But, it brought the E. Bluebird and some other little bird moving too fast (the wind helping it along) to be able to ID. I'm hoping it'll come back. It was a bit smaller than the finches with a yellow tummy, bluish on it's back & wings, and a black crest...a very tiny head.

Downy or Hairy???

Cotton Tale
Once upon a time, there was a hungry bunny.
He found a Black Walnut that the squirrel had buried last Fall.
He said to his friend, "Well, I found my lunch!"

He said a blessing over his meal,
thanking God for His provision.

He munched on this delectable
morsel until it was all gone...

...then, licking his fingers
he declared that Cindy's backyard "eats" were
the best in the neighborhood!

The End :-))


willlenker said...

Mom! What a great photo! I love your cute Bunny story as well :)

MikeyBoy50 said...

Nice series Cindy
You have or had a Bluebird, Lucky you
I have never seen one yet...
As for the bunnies... nice shots

Chris W said...

Very nice Cindy! That's a Hairy Woodpecker. Take a look at that large bill.

forgetmenot said...

Cindy, What fun to have all that activity and all those visitors in your backyard. And, it's Kansas-what do you expect of the weather!!! The wind has been "ridiculous" the last few days. Much nicer today--like Spring is supposed to be. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

Kerri said...

Yipppeee for the Bluebird. I hope he returns!

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Adorable captures of the bunnies ... enjoying the best eats in town! I hope the blue bird chooses your wren house to nest in .... fingers crossed.

Robin Clifton said...

Hairy or Downy? Depends on the size. My guess would be Downey. Cute little guy and nice post!

cindyzlogic said...

Thank you all for the nice comments!

Julie G. said...

Sweet! I love your Cotton Tale. My fingers are crossed that the bluebirds have taken up residence. Wonderful post!

dAwN said...

You have wonderful critters in your backyard!!

cindyzlogic said...

Thanks for comments Julie and Dawn :-))