Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday Safari

                                                                   It is cool and cloudy.
                                                      I went bug hunting in my backyard.
I looked in the Painted Daisies,
no bugs!

One lonely bee was in the white azaleas.

                                           The Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks kept an eye on me.

The White-Crowned Sparrow also was hunting for bugs.

There are over 40 different species of birds in the backyard.

I only saw one bee today!

                                           Mocking bird always finds the meal worms.
                                                              Happy Mother's Day!


Juliet said...

I was out taking photos of flowers in the garden this afternoon - had nearly finished when I remembered your bug safari, but it was a bit late by then :(

I did see one quite pretty fly, but it flew off before I could get a photo. The collared doves came up close and posed for me though - they clearly thought I should be doing a bird safari.

I love the mockingbird photo :-D

Angie said...

Your pictures today are just fantastic, Sherry! I think all of your Bumblebees were here at my house today. :) I spent the entire day outside---it was heaven---took tons of photos of the birds (of course)...:) Happy Mother's Day, Sherry.

Wendy said...

It was cold here too! I told daughter I was going back to Florida! I saw my first bee yesterday!! And first hummingbird today, even with this coldspell.

I love your bird pics. And the little bee too. I'm sure it will heat up soon, and you'll see lots of bugs.
Happy Mother's Day to you!

Randy Emmitt said...


Well done on the Mockingbird photo, very interesting angle! The grosbeek is outstanding too!

marmee said...

well at least the birds were out no doubt eating the bugs that went missing. what a lovely way to spend part of your day.
happy mother's day sherry.

Cheryl said...

Dear many birds and so pretty......your birds always look very tropical to me, with their lovely colouring....

One bee is better than no bees. And what a brave bee she was in the cold weather....I hope she got back to her nest safely......

We have strong and cold winds today.....rain is expected all week......hope your weather warms up soon....

Have a happy and healthy week......

Deb said...

A garden with over 40 different species of birds is amazing! You have created a wonderful haven for the birds! What a lovely day you had. Happy Mother's Day Sherry.

re said...

What grgeous birds! belated Mother's Day Greetings, in England we had our Mothering Sunday in March.

Mel said...

Hola Sherry,
I can't believe you have 40 species of birds in your backyard... that makes half of my lifelist! lol

Sheila said...

I have seen quite a few bugs in the garden this spring, though it hasn't been too warm as yet. I have also seen several large bumble bees. Now, it may have been the same one several times, but each sighting was in a different location.
The birds love the grapes obviously. I hope if I come back as a bird, I'm a seed eater, and not a bug eater..!

ChrisND said...

I think I saw two bugs in our garden Sunday...a bumblebee and a ladybug. Well, the timing isn't always right catch those bugs in the open.

40 different birds is a lot! This year I think we have maybe 5-7 species spotted in the yard so far.