Tuesday, October 2, 2007
The Birds of Summer
Even though Autumn is my favorite time of year it is bittersweet. Being a huge "Bird Nerd" family we are always so sad to see the Birds of Summer leave us. None leave the void like the Bluebirds...we have had families of Bluebirds nesting in our yard for most of the 27 years we have lived here.
We have even take it upon ourselves to name them...so I would like you to meet Rambo..(thats him in the picture)...we call him this because by far he is the most aggressive male we have had! He would take on any size bird that came near his house....he was a wonderful provider to his mate and babies.
The yellow warblers and the Baltimore Orioles have moved on...their bright colors no longer sparkle in the sun...the Cat bird no longer makes it's cry and the Kestrels have left the tree vacant.
But take heart..the chickadees and the goldfinches remain as well as the noisy Bluejays . Nuthatches are busy hording the sunflower seeds for winter and the Downey and Hairy woodpeckers are coming around for the suet (even though I can't put it out until the bear goes into hibernation!)
No matter what the color of the feathers...birds are still one of God's best ideas!
Enjoy your day!
p.s. You can check out more of our Birds of Summer at my son's website...www.mattbango.com he gets all the credit for this great pic of Rambo...you will love browsing through all his work.