It's been a lovely weekend so far, and one where I'm at the Casa for once. I do have plans later today. It's been nice to be able to have breakfast at my table this morning with homemade sticky buns, the kind you eat, not mine. I made some yesterday with nice huge walnuts on top, and I'm devouring them with coffee! Nice to just sit, listening to classical on the radio, and watching the boyd's out the window. They are eating me at of house and home I tell you. My neighbor was over for brunch yesterday so we could gossip, and she was amazed at the visitors I get. So who stopped by this weekend......I'll wait, till the cat owners go get their cats..... and for dear Abbey and Tar....
The doves are here everyday. I have even found them roosting and sleeping on the still you may recall from other post.
Bonnie is looking plump.....I think egg time is coming.
After eating she and Clyde always retire to the tree to roost for some time. At times I get upwards of 16 doves on the sill.
The Downy Woodpecker has been active .
The red bellied woodpecker was by a lot , but you have to be very still to get his picture, he's fast. This time of year I get cardinals. It's really the only time I see them feed on the sill, especially the male. They both were on the sill, but I missed the opportunity. I have also watched the male take seeds to the tree where the female is branched and he feeds her. Have you ever seen that???
The golden finch are molting back to there yellow color. I'll have to get the seed socks out quick. They will feed on the sill though.
One of my favorites...the Nuthatch. They are so comical to watch and then there's that cackle.
This spring I have seen upwards of 8-15 Starlings of the sill. Talk about pigs! They are pretty to see up close, and they will mingle with the other birds, unless the whole sill is Starlings, then they chase away incoming diners.
The dainty Chickadee......
Outside, I spotted the Blue Jay couple near the flower bed. They too will feed on the sill with the other birds, if it's not crowd. One must be quick with the camera to capture them. One slight fast movement and forget it. The only bird I have seen them get frisky with is the red bellied woodpecker while on the sill. And the pecker gives it right back.
Can you spot Bouvier trying to be incognito?
He later came down to receive his nuts when he saw me with the bag.
And then there is the cuties bird of them all.....this bird dog......
As you can see...nesting of course.