Tuesday, August 30, 2011

World Bird Wednesday XLI- Windy Weekend

So the birds had to live through an earthquake, and then last weekend they had to survive a hurricane. I know that the birds are still molting, but they kind of look like they had their feathers wind-blown.

Molting Cardinals

Molting American Goldfinch

When the winds finally died down and I was able to sit outside again, I finally saw my first hummingbird of the year. It was buzzing my patio table trying to "drink" my red umbrella. I made up some hummingbird food right quick and he/she came right back in shortly after that. I did notice that there are at least 2 as well. Interesting that it took all summer until I finally had at least 1 in my backyard.


Standing tall

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

World Bird Wednesday XXXX - AKA Earth shaking Tuesday in Northern VA

Today was quite the day in Northern VA. It isn't everyday that you feel a 5.8 earthquake. Surprisingly, I don't think the birds or other animals even noticed. or did they?

What's all that shaking?

We are just going to eat.

Was that an aftershock?

Follow me, stay in line.

Most important, if another hits, everyone .....duck

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

World Bird Wednesday XXXIX - The busiest summer ever

I am back. Finally. This has been the busiest work and family summer ever. I feel like this female Northern Cardinal. You will see regular posts from me from now on.

I have been so busy that .....