Sunday, April 13, 2008

Birds and Buds

I'm having some high blood pressure issues right now and I believe it is causing my head to ache and my eyes to hurt. I haven't been able to visit as much as I'd like on other blogs and I haven't posted in a few days. This post will be brief as well. The Bradford pear buds are about to open.

I took these pictures through the kitchen window. I had never seen a goldfinch eating Bradford pear buds before.



The little chickadee has been a frequent visitor for the last few days, I hadn't seen them for a while and I'm so glad they're back.

The blue bird and the sparrow are still battling over the nesting box. You can see them here together at the box.

The bluebird gave chase and ran off the sparrows.


He sat for a while watching over the nesting box. I checked today and there still isn't any nesting material in the box.

17 comments:

Jane Marie said...

I can commiserate with you and your high blood pressure problems. Me, too. Eat blueberries, walnuts, and sunflower seeds. They help a lot.

You did a great job on your post for not feeling well!

Kylee said...

Robin, what wonderful photos of the bluebird!! I would love to have a bluebird in our bluebird house, and I can only dream of getting a picture of one. There's some sticks in the house, but I've not been able to catch any bird of any kind putting them in there.

The Gardeness said...

I hope you're soon feeling well. The birds are lovely.

Diana said...

Your blue bird photos are just amazing, Robin. You are so talented and it's so fun to watch them through your lens. Take it easy and I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Pam/Digging said...

Your birds are just so much prettier than mine are. ;-) Great shots. I hope you're feeling better soon, Robin.

Wild Flora said...

I too am sorry to hear about your high blood pressure. Your photos are gorgeous. What a thrill it must be to see bluebirds.

Crafty Gardener said...

I love the bluebird photos. We have nesting boxes for them but have never been lucky enough to have any live there.
Hope you are feeling better.

SuzyQ said...

Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. At least the weather is fairly cold so you aren't missing too much outdoors. Lovely pics as always - I really do wish I had such gorgeous birds visit my yard - not our usual grackle and dove visitors.

Nancy J. Bond said...

Your bluebird photo is lovely, as are all the others. I hope you can bring your BP under control. Take care.

Phillip said...

Amazing photos as always. I hope you get to feeling better soon.

beckie said...

Robin, hope your health improves!The pictures really tell a story. I have awarded you the "E" for excellent. See my post for info.

Randy and Jamie said...

Take care of yourself, we will still be here waiting for you once you get your blood pressure under control.Hope you feel better soon.

chey said...

Beautiful bird shots robin! Hope you're feeling better soon.

Amy said...

Robin, you really do take the most wonderful pictures. It makes me happy just to look at them :) I hope and pray that you will be feeling better very soon.

Connie said...

Sending healing prayers...hope you feel better very soon!
Your bird pics are awesome and those pear buds are lovely to look at, too.

joey said...

Please do feel better, Robin. I so enjoyed your 'bluebird' serenade.

Kathleen said...

Robin, I meant to comment about the bluebird & sparrow battling it out for your box then got called away. Now I'm back and I just wanted to say, I hope the bluebirds prevail. I can't seem to help myself in that situation, I always interfere. It kills me that the sparrows might chase the bluebirds away so I usually end up chasing off the sparrows and helping the bluebirds out. Let us know who ends up with the box! and I'm glad you're feeling better.