|Date: ||Mon, 8 Oct 2001 10:37:03 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||Marysue Meints <mamakitticat@EARTHLINK.NET>|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Marysue Meints <mamakitticat@EARTHLINK.NET>|
|Subject: ||Blue Bird Playground|
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Our Backyard was a playground for birds this morning.
I counted at LEAST 8 Eastern Bluebirds, flying all over the place, from our
deck to the fence, to the children's play set, to the feeders, to the tiny
trees that are just a couple years old ... over the rooftop of the house and
back. 8 is a good hard count as they all sat on the fence and play set, and
I feverishly counted.
Wow! It was quite a site. Mixed in with them were many House Finches, and a
Northern Mockingbird. Then there came a female Indigo Bunting into the
feeder. She ate and ate and ate ... ! Birds were popping in and out of the
feeder constantly, but the Indigo Bunting kept to task.
The baby Blue Birds have been very friendly, love sitting on things in our
yard, whereas their parents seemed to mostly prefer the fence in the back.
Oh, it's so lovely to get a close up view with the naked eye! I was looking
at at least three at different times, just a few feet in front of me with a
glass door in-between us. They are so beautiful.
And we have had one lone Ruby-throated Hummingbird coming once of twice a
day for the last week. We had a dry spell of none for a couple of weeks.
Now, just one, better than NONE!
Backyard in Bethlehem, Barrow Co., GA