Okay...Today I sent a quick email to Sharon Stiteler, a.k.a Birdchick, to thank her for a link on her blog about finding a bird rehab in my area. I am so jazzed to be working with RAPTOR, Inc, I just had to thank her and spread the love a little. Well, she wrote back a very nice note, said that she will be updating her blog in the next few weeks and she will be adding a link to my blog. MY BLOG. Now, you non-blogging non-birders reading this will be like, so what? Well, I will tell you what's what: I feel like I won the Birder Oscars.
When I started this blog, I really didn't think that anyone other than friends or family would read this.
And I had another one of those days today: to use a new favorite phrase of Geoff's that I made up (I think) I am going to start walking into rooms backward to see myself coming.
First of all, maybe Laura can help me out with the first two pictures:
1...Geoff bought two of these bushes for the side of the house 2-3 years ago. I have no idea what they are.
2...this plant was growing in the container with my cattails. I assume that they like the same conditions as cattails since it is thriving next to them. Any thoughts, my plant guru?
Now the really fun stuff.
I went out with Belle to do my nest checks, and decided to peek in on the Tree Swallow eggs. I got this over-exposed shot of them, and when I tried to enhance the picture, it ended up looking like an X-ray. Cool, I think. But the really cool thing is that there are still 5 eggs and soon we will have adorable little tree swallows to love.
Second to last pic:
This is the thing that had me boinging all over the yard with Belle"
One, lonely BLUEBIRD egg in the beer box. YIPPEE!!!! (Non-birders: the female will lay one egg a day until the clutch is complete and then she will incubate. That way, all the eggs will hatch together)
Now I really have to baffle it and stand watch. Someone out there must have some advice for how to baffle a box on a fence near trees. Darn bluebirds...why did they pick the DUMMY nest??