September 23, 2012

Ruby-throated & Mr. Cardinal

 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
At first, we weren't sure we were going to get any
Hummingbirds this season.  In early Spring we
had a couple Ruby-throated stop and drink at
the feeder.  But, they left and I presume headed North. 
I figured it was too hot and dry for them as week after
week I didn't see any at the feeder.  Finally, in late Summer
we were thrilled to see them return.  This little guy, which I
think is a juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbird is staying
close to the feeder and guarding it with all his might.  
I would say he is storing up for his long trek South
to Coasta Rica.  

He looks to be molting and he behaves
like a juvenile male.  We've had lots
of Cardinal youngsters at the feeders this year.

Happy Autumn!!  Everyone :-))

September 12, 2012


I thought is was high time I posted something.
Summer is almost over and I am glad for that...we had
a terribly HOT Summer and a drought.  A few weeks
ago we had 3" of's amazing what a little moisture can do.
It brought hope and healing to a dry and thirsty land.

I decided that I should be able to grow Sunflowers...for their
bright and cheery color and seeds for my backyard birds.  I watered them
everyday and they survived the drought :-)