Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dessert For Last

We go there for dessert. When all the math and reading and other work is done, we head to the woods to feed the birds and marvel at new species we find. It's our reward.
I kid you not, Meg counted 80 "hits" from chickadees, nuthatches and a red-wing blackbird on her hand for seeds. They just kept coming and coming!
Somehow the woods makes the squirrels (which are pesky in our yard) seem so much more interesting. Everyone crouches to entice one.
Julie, our "adopted" daughter since September, experiences her first chickadee landings.
Cardinal (male)
White-throated Sparrow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (male)
Kinglet's  wife :)
See what I mean?
Patiently waiting...
House Finch couple
Another husband and wife (Mourning Doves)
My mom and the kiddos
Delighting in the touch-down :)
Tree Swallow and Northern Rough-winged Swallow
 American Tree Sparrow
 Song Sparrow
 Carolina Wren
 White-breasted Nuthatch
Cardinal (female)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Those kiddos of mine clamor into the truck after puffing up the final hilly stretch of the woods, chattering on about what they've seen. It's been a good couple of days saving our dessert for last.


Camille said...

Wow! How absolutely gorgeous! What a blessing to live so near to God's beautiful creation. I always enjoy your bird photos my friend.

How lovely it is to see your Mom out with you is she doing??

Love to you!

Anonymous said...

Where is this amazing place? Share your dessert secret! We would love to go there.

Heather said...

Dear Anonymous,

I'd love to share! Comment with your name and email and I'll let you know :)