Monday, May 6, 2013

A weekend of birding

I don't know about you but I am sooooo glad to see spring. It was a long winter here in Wisconsin. Unfortunately, the northern part of Wisconsin & parts of Minnesota got walloped with snow last week. My condolences to all of you!

I kept my camera close to me these last few days, because the FUN birds have arrived. If you are friends with me on Facebook, you have already seen these because I'm obsessed with posting my bird photos, LOL. But if not - enjoy :)

 A rufous-sided towhee. I had never seen one of these before, although I'm sure they've been around. It took my husband & me a while to identify it. You should have seen me looking at the picture, looking at my book .... looking at the picture ... looking at my book....

Of course, cardinals are NOT new to me & they are here all year round. But I really like how this shot of a female cardinal turned out. You can see what she's eating for lunch. She needs a napkin :)

I assume this is her boyfriend :)

A rose-breasted grosbeak - these are so pretty & believe it or not, there was another male sitting on the other side of the feeder. At the same time! They were giving each other dirty looks, but they didn't fight at all. Good thing, or I would have had to give them each a time-out!

This shot was actually taken at my mom's house. We will get the Baltimore Oriole - our feeder is out - but we haven't seen one yet. She also has an Orchard Oriole, which I have never seen & is actually the one I wanted to get a picture of but he never showed up. That's just fine..... I think this one is prettier anyway :)

We should be seeing an Indigo Bunting any day now, & some years we've seen a Scarlet Tanager. And I just put the hummingbird feeder out over the weekend so we should be seeing those soon. My goal this summer is to get a GOOD shot of one of those fast moving critters!

I have cleared out SO MUCH of my stamping stuff, I can't believe it! Not only is there more space, but there is also more $$$ in my bank account. Kind of nice to be the seller instead of the buyer for once, lol - I can't believe all the money I spent on STUFF! I've held on to  my basics though - I will never get rid of my Penny Black stamps - I'm keeping most of my High Hopes stamps - most of my Magnolias - & of course my pencils will stay. As long as I have those (& probably some card stock would be good to hang on to LOL) I can dabble when I find the time. You know. At 4:00 on Saturday mornings. 

Have a super week!


Sheri said...

You get some great birds where you are. We had an oriole for the very first time last week but every time I would get the camera focused, he moved! Hopefully next time. Hopefully there will be a next time!

Sharon said...

Michelle! These are awesome pics!! I love the cardinal!

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