Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Spring and Summer Visitors

I look forward to the arrival of the spring birds. At first we have the various Sparrows and then shortly after that some of our more colourful birds show up.
Today's post is all about the birds.

The Ovenbird is usually quite stealthy, but as I was sitting quietly on the lawn, this one walked right into a perfect position for a picture.


When the Baltimore Orioles arrive, it means being ready with the nectar, the oranges and the grape jelly. I find that once they have discovered the jelly, the other food sources mostly remain untouched.


The male is a handsome fella.


Ruby-throated Hummingbirds also show up. The males pass through first and then the females show up. This is a female as you can see. It does not have the ruby throat feathers.


Sometimes,it's not the rarer birds, but one as common as the American Robin, that catches my attention. He was posing so perfectly, I had to get his picture.


Something To Think About:
The following old song came to my mind as I looked at these pictures.

The birds upon the tree tops sing their song;
The angels chant their chorus all day long;
The flowers in the garden blend their hue,
So why shouldn’t I, why shouldn’t you praise Him too?

15 comments:

Sandra said...

that is a beautiful robin, love the red breast, I am a grape jelly over myself, so fully understand the gorgeous Orioles attracti on to it. they are truly beautiful birds...

Ginny Hartzler said...

I don't think I know this song. The robin picture is stunning, as he is surrounded by flowers, and it looks like he hopped in there just for you. And the orioles are very striking!

Marie Smith said...

Glorious creatures, singing their hearts out to the heavens.. Great photos.

George said...

You got some beautiful portraits of your visitors. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Laurel Wood said...

Marvelous photos of the birds, Ruth. The robin shot is my favorite. I love the lyrics of the old song.

Mary said...

Wonderful! I've never seen an Ovenbird.

Rose said...

Wonderful captures of the birds...I always love how we wake to them singing their hearts out. As if each and every day is the best day of their life.

Hootin' Anni said...

Stellar!! You know my fascination with birds...so, this was such a special treat for me. My favorite today was the gorgeous robin.

Rose L said...
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Rose L said...

I often hear the birds without seeing them and love their cheerful songs. Makes me smile. Great shots.

Susan Zarzycki said...

I loved your beautiful bird photos! They are so difficult to catch at just the right moment.

happyone said...

The pictures of your bird visitors are beautiful.

Rose said...

These are fabulous shots! Phones just do not do justice to some photos! Just had to say that now that I see these on the computer.

CountryMum said...

A handsome fella indeed is the Baltimore Orioles. Such a striking colour.

Debbie said...

oh ruth, you are blessed with such beautiful birds. you captured some really incredible images!! i have a lot of hummingbirds right now and i have not gotten one decent picture!!!