The Homestone

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fledglings, feeding and feathers

Busy birds one and all. Here are a few photos of our dear, delightful barn swallows. They are voracious eaters of mosquitoes which is only one reason we love them.
And not forgetting our four legged friends. Seen here taking a stroll across very wet hay meadows.
The little guys. Barn swallow babies. It is truly amazing how fast they grow.
A female Rufous Hummingbird
~ Mist on the meadow ~
One of our much loved Evening Grosbeaks
Flight school for swallows ~ in the pouring rain
A Red Winged Blackbird and his fledgling enjoying some easy pickin's from the feeder.
Almost everywhere we look right now the feeding of young 'uns is underway!
A pair of sweet Tree Swallows captured on camera by David the other morning.
And in closing I leave you with a Chinese Proverb: A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

1 comment:

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely, - just lovely!