Thursday, May 15, 2008


I heard a new call.
I heard a different song.

I think perhaps a Swainson's Thrush?

The Tufted Titmouse comes and goes all day long.
Such a cute little call he has.

The female Cardinal is chasing Blue Jays today.

She has a nest in the White Pine tree.


Deb said...

I can just imagine all the wonderful bird song you are hearing! We have had some wonderful cardinal songs this afternoon serenading us as we ate our lunch outdoors :-}

Mary said...

Sherry, may I move in with you for a week of birds and healing? You are incredibly talented. Your photos and words tell a story so sweetly. I will admit a little jealousy here :o) I've learned so much from you. Least words are better. I'm working on that.

Wendy said...

Oh, absolutely beautiful pics! They are spectacular and so clear. You can seen the bird's colouring so well. Thanks for posting.

Q said...

Dear Deb,
The morning chorus has been very lovely! I too enjoy the Cardinal's song. Eating lunch outside with the birds is wonderful now. The mosquitoes are not out yet!

Q said...

Dear Mary,
You are always welcome to come to my house and gardens. Bring a hat, sunglasses and your camera. We will let the birds and bugs come to us while we sip sweet nectar on the deck and giggle.
I do always hope the pictures tell most of the story. These are suppose to be photo essays...LOL

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
I do like the up close pictures of the birds.
Sometimes the birds let me take their portraits.
Glad you enjoyed the pictures.

Rose said...

You have such a lovely variety of birds, and they all look so happy to be in your yard!

Q said...

Dear Rose,
I think there are around 30-40 different varieties in any given month.
The birds migrate and some stop by for a few days or weeks.
Sometimes I get to become friends take their photo!

Naturegirl said...

Oh the songs they sing is just so uplifting!I'm seeing cardinals for the first time in my garden this year! Never have the camera ready though! One day I will!In the meantime I am enjoying their visits!
I can't seem to open the above post??
I'm sure it is music to our ears!
hugs NG

Cheryl said...

As always Sherry your birds are a dream. I especially like the thrush.....they have something special about them.
Don't know if you have visited Hedgewitch lately but you have been tagged.
I was to.....I've posted mine.

Q said...

Dear Anna,
I wonder why the slide show would not play for you?? Silly blogger.
So glad the Cardinals have found your gardens. They will stay too and raise their young. They also will come back every year. I think you will really enjoy them. Their song is so lovely. The male and the female sing. I just adore the female Cardinal.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
I am very excited to see the Thrush in my garden!
I have been somewhat involved so have not been visiting very much.
I shall pop over and see Hedgewitch.
She is a darling.
I shall aslo call on you and see what this tagging is all about.

Catherine said...

Q you always have the most beautiful bird captures!! I love them all, especially the blue~jay!
Have a beautiful weekend!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I think you are right about the Swainson's Thrush Sherry. All of your pictures are great. I loved those oriole pictures too.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

P.S. I meant to tell you that I found a Female Cardinal sitting on a nest today in our garden. FUN.

Q said...

Dear Cat,
I never know from day to day who will show up! I keep looking for the butterflies. I have seen some swallowtails fly over but not stop!
May you also have a relaxing weekend.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Thank you for helping me with this id. I had never seen one before.
I almost e-mailed a picture to you!
My Swainson looks a bit different than the pictures in the bird field guides.
How wonderful to have a nesting Cardinal. Yes!!
They are beautiful birds.
Soon I hope you will see babies.