Friday, May 22, 2009

Temporary Residents!

We've always enjoyed the birds that grace our backyard....This year we have a Robins nest just outside our back door......In fact I can take photos right through the glass in the door. This Robin does not spook easily either....when I or Buddy go outside .....she will stay in her nest. She does fly away if someone she doesn't know too well goes out. She also gets a little camera shy....lol..

But sometimes .......she likes to pose

But lets me know she sees me........ Thinks if she ignores me .......I'll go away.... Then ...she acts a little irritated and looks like she saying, "That's it lady.....no more pics today"

Before the year 2000 we lived in a different house. In that yard we had a family of tree swallows take up residence every year for about 4 yrs. When we decided to move....we really thought about them and how much we would miss them.....

Well... they seemed to just..simply follow us to our new home. They appeared the very first spring we were here...and have raised a family here each year since. They arrive around or in between my birthday (May 6)and Mother's Day. I can work in my garden right under the bird house and they won't spook. Although usually one of them will be watching me from the above cable wire. Here is a photo this year of them taking up residence.......

I will keep you updated on the Robins progress......hopefully with some nice photos. I will also dig up some baby tree swallow photos from before......Hey...I might even share some pics of my gardens. Don't worry!! ....I'll still be showing some cards.....

But for today!!....it's Mother Nature.....

Have a Wonderful Weekend Everyone...filled with Warm Spring Blessings!!

37 comments:

Stampin Mindy said...

AWE how sweet, I have a nest on my porch, I saw tit and the mother yesterday, I woke up this morning and one of the eggs fell out I was so bummed. I was looking forward to the spring time chirping. Have a wonderful day Great pics thanks for sharing!

Anesha said...

Lovely photos, thanks for sharing. What a special thing to have happen. Look forward to seeing more photos. anesha

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Oh what wonderful photographs Ila! I love watching the birds too! We have blue tits nesting in a box opposite our kitchen..so nice watching the parents feed them. The babies are starting to get very loud now! We have had House Martins every year, but they haven't appeared this year unfortunately :(
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs
Carole x

joey said...

Hi Ila, fabulous photos, its so wonderful to such character in that little robin. Joey.xxx

Maria Jesus said...

oh cute, nice Robin, love the pics :)

i want to see your garde LOL :)

nice post Ila.

MJ

MichelleO said...

what fabulous photos! and just great that she doesn't spook easy! Last year we had a wren that made a nest ontop of the light right above our back door - ok.. so now light for a while cuz I didn't want to cook the eggs - but it was worth it to see them (I had to stand on a chair in a near by window... but I could see them!) only bad thing was the mess on our "welcome" mat!

HUGS
MichelleO

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Ila,

Thanks so much for posting these pics--it amazing how birds can show you what mood they're in just by putting their head a certain way--the last one made me chuckle out loud--she looks like she's saying "Don't mess with me" in that one. It's so nice that you let them have their nest--so many people tear them down which I think is sad. I love birds and these pics are really sweet!
Hope you are well!
Blessings,
Sarah

Tammi said...

Those are wonderful pics Ila, TFS! Yesterday I had a baby bird get under the sprinkler water, I thought it was dead at first, but no. So I moved the sprinkler...and the little cutie waddled right back under the water, we did this 4 different times, it was fun to watch. :) xx

Alex said...

Really cute pics Ila - these would be fun to scrapbook!!! How cool that you can get so close! Enjoy your weekend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

OH I love this. Such great pictures of this momma. Super job.. I think they did follow you.. So sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Danielle said...

So cute Ila - we have a robins nest out on our deck too. The babies just flew the nest today and I feel so sad that I won't see them anymore! Wow, I guess that will be preparing me for when my kids flee the nest, lol!!! Gorgeous pics!
Hugs, Danielle

Cheryl Joshua said...

So cute Ila and fabulous photos!!! Love what you have written,it put a smaile on my face!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs xx

POPPET said...

This is well cool we too have Robins, Blue Tits and some Black birds with nests in our garden, they are reallt fab to watch and so busy flying backwards and forwards with worms, pics are brill hugs pop x x x

sandra_w said...

Fabulous photos!! Robin is so cute!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
San

Cami said...

Hi Ila! These are beautiful pictures of the Robins and Swallows. How nice to have them make themselves at home in your home! We would never see anything like this in Hawaii. I like your captions with the Robin's expressions. Nature is wonderful isn't it? Thank you for sharing such a rare opportunity. Hugs, Cami

Kristen said...

Great photos Ila. We were fortunate enough have a robin build her nest in a bush right outside of our front door 2 years ago. We got to expirence the journey and she also let me photograph her. It's so amazing.
We have another one this year, but she is a little on the shy side. Keep us updated. I lovce the pics.

Penni said...

What fab pictures. You are so lucky to have such beautiful birds nesting in your backyard.

Hugs
Penni
X

Risa said...

Your feathered friends are too cute! Keep us updated on their progress Ila! Have a great weekend and TFS the awesome pics.
hugs
Risa:)

alina said...

Lovely photo's, Ila, thanks for sharing!
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Alina

Michelle said...

I love birdie pics!! Thanks for sharing....looks like mama robin has quite the personality! I've been trying to get a good pic of our Baltimore Oriole....but I just can't get close enough :(

Kathy said...

We had a Robin's nest for the first time this year. Unfortunately, the Momma bird has abandoned it. And, there are eggs still in it. Bummer!

Hannekie said...

wow what a beautiful bird.i dont think i have ever seen one of these here in holland. your photos are great. just love it
hugs hannie

angelesb said...

Great photos, Illya!

I love birds, too. they're so cute!
The photos are so beautiful, too.
Hugs and kisses from Mexico

angelesb

RosesMarijke said...

What a beautiful photo's...great!
greetings from Holland
Marijke

chelemom said...

Thanks for sharing those fab photos! : )

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

oh wow! Thank you for sharing your fab pics with us x

Claudia Rosa said...

oh ila what beautiful pictures.
i love love your bird house:-) i was looking to find something like this for my backgard.
we get now the tiny yellow birds and a male and a female dove comes each morning. i love to watch them :-)

Claudia Rosa said...

i guess in english the birds are called pitchens? right lol.. not the pretty white ones..

Velta said...

Oh Ila, you really made me smile with this post...your too funny for one thing...and for another, my sister (who lives two doors down the street from me)...has probably more that 20 birdhouses in her front and back yards...She is the gardener in our family and I am sending this post to her...She will certainly enjoy it. I am going to try to post some pics of her backyard...You will be amazed at her art of gardening. Thanks for sharing this!!

dpkennedy said...

Oh how sweet! I love birds and usually have several nesting in our yard too...the chickadee's are my favorite! I heard a Great Horned Owl last week too...I am hoping I get a glimps of him! Thanks for sharing!

Tara said...

Thanks so much for sharing these piccies with us Ila - how adorable! xx

Sue said...

Wow, beautiful pictures Ila, I just love nature and its wonderful ways, the swans eggs have hatched by us and I will post some of those cute little chicks later, thanks for sharing these fab pictures with us! Sue xx

Marcea said...

wonderful photos hunny, so glad you shared them with us
-x-

Diane said...

Lovely pics Ila! She sure looks like she's posing!

Lacey said...

How sweet! My little Yorkie Princess is a little jabber-mouth and won't let ANY wildlife in our back yard! When we move, the neighborhood squirel who runs along our fence at least 10 times a day will be VERY glad!! LOL
~Lacey

Andrea, said...

Fabulous photos Ila. TFS. Have a great weekend

Shirley said...

Thank you, Ila, for all of these beautiful pictures of nature at its best and for the video too!