Sunday, May 29, 2011

Feeding Time

I snapped this photo around 7:30 p.m. and about 75 feet away so it is not that great quality. The bluebird on the right has a big grub in his/her mouth. There are at least 3 babies...that's all we could see.  My husband built this bird house with 2 holes. The reason being if there is a predator...say a snake...the mother can escape.  We have oak snakes in the summertime...they are harmless snakes and we find them near the bird feeders and of course they go into birdhouses.  One year we were cleaning out the houses in the late fall and found 2 in one birdhouse about 5 feet long.  I have to kill snakes because my husband has this fear of them.
These babies were in flight school last week learning how to take on the real world.  My husband built 2 new bluebird houses today  which we have already put in the yard.  The house in this picture is not a bluebird house and they were the first birds to use it since we put it up in the garden.  About 12 feet from this house a mockingbird has built a nest in a cedar tree.  There are babies in it now and mockingbirds are when I go to water the garden she swoops down toward my I water those flowers real quick and move on. I am going to try and get pictures of the babies.

Does anyone know the name of this bird

Does anyone know the name of this bird?  I have looked thru my bird books for South GA and on the internet and cannot find one that looks like this one.  Both pictures are the same bird.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Will be back soon with pictures

I am having camera trouble...I had to order a memory card for my camera...actually I ordered two so the next time this happens I will have a spare. We live in such a small town, select items are not found in the two stores that you think should carry them does not.

The weather here in South GA is so dry and pushing 100 degrees every day. It has not rained in over a month...the grass crunches when you walk on it. We planted our garden a month ago and it has not rained one time on I am watering it every day. Our garden is small this year...just squash, zucchini, okra, cantalope, butternut squash, bell pepper, 2 eggplants and marigolds to keep some of the pest away. We started picking squash, bell pepper and okra this week. Such a good feeling to plant vegetables, pick them and cook them, enjoy them and can say that I grew these.  When we are tired of eating them they go in the freezer.
We have a big yard and have lots of birdhouses, and so many baby birds have hatched in the last week. We haven't had an outside cat in about 3 years so the wildlife has definitely increased. Sorry to say this but the outside cat was a hunter (which is their nature) and would bring mice, baby birds and baby rabbits and lay them by the steps. So we are enjoying all the songs the birds sing and the wildlife. I think I have a picture I can post of the rabbits...we have adults and babies and they will let you get about 15 feet away from them. I also have a picture of the bird house that is now occupied by a squirrel. We noticed that he was stripping the bark off the cypress but did not know he was making a nest inside the bird house with it.  We have four that live in our yard, including one without a tail (picture in a previous posting).

I have been working on crafts and will post pictures when I receive my memory cards.

I hope everyone is having a fun summer....and enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.
He posed for this pic the Sat night before Easter

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Colleens Craft Shed......Colleen please send me your address and Ladybug Annie will be on her way to meet her new friends.  Thank you all for the special comments and taking the time to enter my giveaway.  Have a great week!!!