The soaring bluebird.

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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.

Hello from Rufous!

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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.

 

       .Rufous head wm

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.

Baltimore Oriole…Just look at that color!

I’m thinking that the Orioles with the jet black heads are more mature males and that the two in the middle are enjoying their first spring. I may have that wrong, so feel free to let me know.Baltimore Oriole wm

You’ll see a few more images of these beauties in time…they’ve stayed in the neighborhood!

 

1st spring Baltimore Orioles wm

If you’re wondering what they’re eating, it’s orange slices! They love them.

Male Baltimore Oriole wm

What goes on?

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How’s everybody doing? I have run out of chocolate, but thank God I still have a box of Lucky Charms cereal tucked away.

This cute male bluebird enjoyed one of our rare days of sun this past week and told me through the window into the woods, to ration the bird seed. How did they know we were going to be tightening our belts and avoiding close contact with people?

When I think about it, I have noticed birds lined up at the windows watching my laptop screen when I read COVID-19 updates. Is there even MORE to birds than we knew? 

Now I’m wondering if they ARE able to read, what else can they do?

Gardening?

Paint with their feet?

Square dance?

Direct traffic?

The mind boggles.