The bluebirds have proven to be a winter friend for the most part. They are still here, but they prefer to perch in the trees and drop down onto unsuspecting insects.
Just look at the blue color of this bird. I see these birds flying through the trees almost every day, but I still get excited to see that beautiful blue.
I was hard at work…nibbling chocolate at my desk…when I heard little clickety-clickety-click noises. I knew it wasn’t the cat, it wasn’t me, so I returned to the study of my chocolate.
Thirty seconds later…clickety-clickety-click.
I looked over to the door and imagine my surprise to find this little someone at the door!
This little one will be responsible for my poured concrete patio slipping off it’s perch atop a hill.
Chipmunks dig tunnels all OVER and this one seems to LOVE the corner just next to the house. It digs under the concrete, apparently just for the fun of it and I can see the ground underneath now!
I can put a big rock over the hole, (don’t worry, the little one can escape out the other end of the tunnel,) but somehow overnight, THE ROCK’S BEEN MOVED!
I think this is a Rufous Hummingbird, but I may be mistaken. This little beauty loves nectar that is made up of a concoction of sugar and water. I use 1 cup of sugar to 4 cups of water, I bring it to a boil and then let it cool. The sugar needs to be completely dissolved, I imagine that with such a tiny throat, chunky nectar doesn’t go down all that well.
I normally don’t like cropping an image so drastically, but I wanted to show you his beautiful copper feathers. Like so many other birds, I marvel at the creation of such beautiful, magical creatures.
This is either a picture of chocolate withdrawal, or an expression of my grief over limiting my exposure to an old friend. I’ll let all of you decide.