Friday, March 15, 2013

Buds and birds

 It won't be much longer before these bare branches 
are filled with waving green leaves. 

That makes me smile.

But then on the flip side of that, 
it will become more difficult to spot my little feathered friends
as they take refuge 
within the armored branches.

 Such is the cycle.
~ sigh ~

I've been keeping an eye out for
the little female Cardinal who lost her tail.

 She continues to come and feed.
Here you can see the beginnings of her tail growing back in.
These photos were taken last week.

And as you see this week, 
it's coming along just fine!


By the way, the birds love this feeder but I don't know how much longer
it will hold up but I hope it makes it through this season.
I need to start looking for a similar one!



33 comments:

Daryl said...

its a sweet feeder ... i hope you find another like it ... when i get back from paris we need to get together ... its been way too long xo

Brian Miller said...

it def has character....smiles....and cool to see her tail coming back in...that first picture is amazing...the colors of the sky...and texture of the limbs....

Emily S said...

That top shot is so pretty! I am ready for the cycle to continue on, it feels like we've been stuck in this winter for way too long!

Kathryn said...

I love seeing Mrs Cardinal's tail grow.

TexWisGirl said...

love the sweet titmouses. glad ms. cardinal is doing great!

Out on the prairie said...

Thats wild finding that cardinal.Make a pattern off your feeder and build one.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It's good to see she's doing well. I think the females have such interesting colors.

Sylvia K said...

I love the little guys blue "boots"! They match his "suit" perfectly! What great taste!! And I'm so happy to see that her tail is growing back! A lovely little old house it is!! I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend, Reena!! Enjoy!

Kerri said...

Wonderful shots! Glad her tail is coming back :)

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shots of the birds.

Nancy said...

I am so glad her tail is growing; you know a gal needs her tail feathers..

Beautiful shots...I know what you mean about the leaves but it will be nice to see spring again...

Mark said...

Are you actually in the tree with those birds, sitting on a branch right next to them? Seriously?

bon bon said...

these little birds appear pretty plump. (cute too!) you must keep your feeders full. ;)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Very sweet pics! I've been (sort of) dreading spring because I know it will be so difficult to find my bird friends. Weird the way that works.

Lisa Gordon said...

These are really beautiful, Reena.
I love your sweet little feathered friends.

eileeninmd said...

Reena, pretty shots of your Titmouse and the Cardinals. Have a happy weekend!

Lois Evensen said...

What lovely little feathered friends. Great series. I look forward to the green leaves, too.

Country Girl said...

Oh, that really is a nice feeder. And the photos ain't too shabby either ~

grammie g said...

Hi Reena...Yes come on spring : )!!
The Titmouse is so adorable , I just love them !! Yes there are advantages to everything isn't there, I was thinking that last week soon the birdies will be able to hide in the trees !!
Grace
PS love your previous post to!!

islandwonder said...

I want to pet the little blue bird's head. So cute!

Laura said...

Wonderful collection of bird images. Very cute.

Evelyn S. said...

Such delightful bird photos, Reena! Love the colors that you capture so well.

rainfield61 said...

These birds would like to see the green leaves the sooner the better, because they do not want to be seen.

CherryPie said...

I love the sun in the top photo and it is great to see that little tail growing again :-)

Michaele said...

Nothing makes me smile quite like these sweet little birdie faces : )

Barbara said...

I'm so glad her tail is coming back! That feeder has seen a lot of action - no wonder it's worn out!

Hilary said...

I can't blame the birds one bit for loving that feeder.. and the people who fill it. So cute to see the tail feathers regrowing.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Reena,
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all...
hugs to the resident kitty from
O'Madi.

After finding out about the Rufous wintering here I decided to put out my feeder this weekend. Who knows...maybe he'll visit me.
Hugs all around

Marcie said...

What gorgeous spring images. And that bird in its feeder is simply beautiful!

GailO said...

It seems to me that you manage to take great pictures of the birds no matter what season it is! I do love that old feeder too...The birds prefer it over the newer designs?

Betty Manousos said...

hi reena,

absolutely loved seeing your beautiful birds.
thanks for the enchantment!!

xx

Linda R said...

Awwww... Just seeing your bird photos makes me smile...

Its nice and warm here in the desert. I am thinking mother nature forgot spring and went right to summer here.

Hugs~

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh Reena your images are soooo beautiful, every time I see your bird shots it inspires me to look a little more carefully.