Saturday, April 08, 2006

My bluebirds are in love and I got a life bird today


"My" bluebirds have started a nest in the bluebird box.
Hooray!
Now if we can just get some eggs in there, get the eggs hatched without predation, get the nestlings fledged without predation or illness, we will be home free!
I also got to bird alone, as in ALL BY MYSELF, today.
I got a life bird today, too...Tree Swallows. How have I gone my whole life without seeing a tree swallow? No idea, but they were gorgeous. I couldn't get any photos because of their speed and the fact that they were skimming the middle of Lake Isabella and I was on the shore.
The male was the most incredible iridescent blue/green, like a peacock.

4 comments:

El Dummo said...

I think El Dummo, struck again. As you probably know by now I sent you an email, "helpfully" pointing out that you probably meant live bird, not "life bird" in the title of your post. After reading the whole post again I think the problem is: I do not know what a "life bird" is. But fear not, I'll Google it.

LauraHinNJ said...

Good for you on all counts!

So happy the bluebirds are nesting.

Susan Gets Native said...

It really takes so little to make me happy. This day will carry me for weeks!

Jim,
A "life bird" is a bird you are seeing for the first time.
It's not a dumb question. You're just not a birder, you poor dope.

Endment said...

What a wonderful day!
Keep us posted on the nest