Saturday, May 2, 2009

More Backyard Treasures

I have been sick all week, with what began with fatigue plus a sore throat and painful cough, and now I'm left w/ the fatigue and cough. No big fever. No, I haven't been to the doctor. Is it H1N1? I have no idea. But I've felt like crap all week. The sun came out today, and I headed out to sit in it for a few minutes, hoping to rev up some Vitamin D and antioxidants from the sun.

Since I'm on a bird watching kick, I took my camera with me.

Problem is, I can't find any of my field guides (I know we have three of them, and I cannot find even one! Those of you who know me in real life will not find that surprising.)

What are all of these birds? Help!

Finches, maybe???
These are unusual -- I don't see them often.

A Robin


Bird experts: Is this a chickadee?



BELOW: There's a tiny bird on the ground.
I have no idea what kind of bird it is.
Anyone know?
Anyone?
Anyone?

My potted mint has grown since my last photo:

CHIPMUNK!!!

Some mint planted in the back yard:
Wild violets
This one is white w/ specks of purple on the petals
White wild violets and purple ones
Dandilions--the yellow is SO vibrant! :)
(even if it IS considered a weed)
Tulip

1 comment:

The Glasers said...

I think that is a female goldfinch. Did the other one have a black cap?

Yes, you have a black-capped chickadee at your feeder.

The tiny bird on the ground is a chipping sparrow. We have tons of those. They usually hang out on the ground in little flocks. (Bird behavior is a big clue to identify the LBBs--little brown blobs.)

LOVE THE BIRD PICTURES!!!

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