Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Flurry of Fluff and Flutter

Now that the unwelcome visitors (starlings and grackles) to the Frog & PenguINN feeders have found enough to glean from local fields, it was time to start refilling the feeders on a regular basis.

They were relocated to the side of the house which lets us watch the activity from the dining room window. There's been a host of sparrows and chickadees and many young ones being taught how to feed themselves.

Most of these young ones are fully fledged and can fly well on their own, but like many bird young-uns they prefer to have mom gather food and feed them.

It's quite entertaining to watch the process. The young ones gather around the feeder, fluttering their wings excitedly until given food. At times, they seem to be more patient, sitting stop the feeder.

Then after being lunch, it's naptime and any nearby branch will do.

Our fluffy feathered friends have provided so much entertainment this week, that sometimes we need to walk away to get other things done.

But wait, we're both retired so there's always time to sit and watch the world birds go by.

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grammie g said...

HI B...Aww. so cute it is a nice time of summer when the little ones start to appear!! How they stand the heat I can't imagine especially in the birdhouses!!
I love the sleepy little guy "adorable'!!
I have no air condition...trying to melt of fat hahaha!!
We are heading to the 90's again today Yikes!!
Watch those birds all you want .,,,I do!!

Sandra said...

i can only imagine the fun of watching them, it is entertaining watching them in photos

Lois Evensen said...

So cute! :)

L. D. said...

They really are sweet birds. I like the back patterns in brown.

Montanagirl said...

Too cute.

A Quiet Corner said...

So you finally posted the pix!!! I've misplaced Crash so I'm sure he's out there flying around somewhere!!!...:)JP

Daisy said...

Very cute pictures! Birds are so much fun to watch. Very entertaining!

Elaine said...

Isn't it great that you can sit around and watch the birds as much as you want? I do like being retired!

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