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.

Drinking

















Standing tall




10 comments:

  1. I wonder where the birds hid during the hurricane or if they all evacuated the area? Beautiful photos of the hummingbird.

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  2. You have had a lot going on there...
    The HUmmingbird is amazing!

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  3. Lucky you to have hummingbirds in your yard and quick thinking to fill the feeders when you saw them.

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  4. I wish I could see hummingbird in real one day! Beautiful post:)

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  5. Good post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. I dream of seeing hummingbirds..thanks for sharing yours.

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  7. I felt sorry for the birds in the storm and the wind. I guess they found a safe place to ride out the storm. Love your cute birds and the hummers.

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  8. Glad to hear the hummers are in town. Wonderful you and the birds made it through that wild week as well as you did. Hopefully you can get more of these great feeder shots!

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  9. Those molting birds do look like they've been through an earthquake and a hurricane! Glad your Hummers finally arrived. They are so fascinating to me!

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  10. Whoa those cardinals look crazy!!!

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