My Lovely Birds

HuntressOfLight

12 pointer
Nov 23, 2019
11,787
Guarding my lovely bluebirds
There he is, having just taken a dip and now preening directly overhead.
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I now have hundreds of photos to delete of him, being so sticky outside that mega burst shots were the only thing this phone camera would manage, unfortunately...
 

HuntressOfLight

12 pointer
Nov 23, 2019
11,787
Guarding my lovely bluebirds
One of my lovely gray catbirds quickly darting past,
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while hunting the edge of driveway. Was in the closest redbud earlier and refrained from departing. Might be responsible for bombarding many hostas living below. Will eventually search that tree for nest.

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HuntressOfLight

12 pointer
Nov 23, 2019
11,787
Guarding my lovely bluebirds
Just came in and sang to me, their many songs being some of my favorites, after yet another dip.

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I'm about to clean and disinfect that bath, permitting it to air dry, just waiting for all to have their last chance, with plenty still visiting it.
 

HuntressOfLight

12 pointer
Nov 23, 2019
11,787
Guarding my lovely bluebirds
Mrs. Trapeze Artist has been putting on a show, yet again going inverted while playing with the twine. She was on the high wire before this, and has since ventured into Pyroville. Low light, dulling her orange feathers.

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Those canes are loaded with blackberries.
 
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HuntressOfLight

12 pointer
Nov 23, 2019
11,787
Guarding my lovely bluebirds
This cardinal, which I believe may be the fledgling from earlier, was just throwing a nonstop verbal fit, while its parent was down within the bath water. I believe the parent was teaching the young one. After the parent finished, it flew into the nearby blackberry jungle. The young one then dipped into the bath and did the same. Was pretty cute.

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HuntressOfLight

12 pointer
Nov 23, 2019
11,787
Guarding my lovely bluebirds
Next having come down the runway moments ago were my lovely family of red house finches, some of them, anyhow. I counted ten within their flock yesterday. I think it may be two families. It's been an experience. Their young ones are interesting, always talking and flutterng their wings in rapid succession (feed me..). Daddy Red House Finch is front and center here.


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HuntressOfLight

12 pointer
Nov 23, 2019
11,787
Guarding my lovely bluebirds
Mid-morning entertainment provided during my break via one of my lovely robins, fighting with blackberry jungle twine. It did this over

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AND OVER
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AND OVER AGAIN
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...
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Trying to fly away with it...

It looked as if it were about to strangle itself here;

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So, I walked out there, causing it to fly up onto a tree, as I cut the twine for it, and then it immediately returned, gathered it up with ease and flew off with it, seemingly for a new nest. That was one very determined bird on a mission.
 


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