Sunday, July 20, 2014

FLORA AND FEATHERS

Well, you'll be happy to know that all is well at the Casa du Borghese with the flora and feathered ones! Although while away the birds were not happy with no seed left before my arrival back. The gardens are also in their second phase of bloom....

 
Meanwhile , the golden finches have finally returned......
 
Bonnie and Clyde have really gotten used to my presence. I do believe if I left the windows open, they would come right in.... I love their cooing in the early mornings.
 
Clyde
 
Both of their babies have survived , more juveniles now, they are all used to me. Rhett and Scarlett are the offspring. Nice to see they survived. Most dove babies in a brod don't make it. Down below on the gorund, and at times on the window sill I get upwards of 10 mourning doves.
 
bonnie and clyde with Rhett and scarlett


bonnie

Rhett tends to roost and sleep on the window sill
 
Two of the house finch that visit
 
 
This fellow showed up last week with another and a baby. I believe it may be a Cedar Waxwing. I have also started putting out other seed that contains dried berries and fruit, pieces of nuts. What's interesting to see is that one parent will fly to the sill, grab a large seed, and fly to the tree, where it will proceed to break it open and feed it to the baby. Pretty neat. They also have a pretty song.
 
 
The larger seeds have also brought a Blue Jay and mate to the bedroom window. They have been known to peck at the window when there is no seed. Very vocal in the afternoons.
 
One of the many sparrows that visit. I can sometimes get up to 12 of them on the kitchen window sill at a time. Sometime even the doves join them. Talk about a feeding trough.
 
A friend of mine also stopped in one day with these lovely fresh two day old eggs from her chickens.....
 
Oh dear, I hope the birds looking in didn't see this!!!!!!
 
 
Some wild flowers from the lake.
 
Boy , you gotta love summer!!!!!! And those wonderful afternoon power naps!
 

23 comments:

  1. he's got legs, he knows how to use them!

    "They have been known to peck at the window when there is no seed." - mine just sit and scream "bitch, get offa yo fat ass and fill my holder!" typical philly birds. ;-)

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  2. That is very cool!!!!!! I love the birds too. Those finch are really pretty. Apparently any activity doesn't bother them? I agree with Anne Marie above- nice legs!!!!

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  3. I always enjoy these post! The mourning dove family looks quite full! How cute you named them all. The one roosting is cracking me up. Is he indeed sleeping?

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  4. You get quite the menagerie of breeds! What a lovely post. The yellow finch are so pretty. Is there anything more indulgent than a nap?

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  5. I love the beautiful cooing of mourning doves. Takes me back to my childhood.

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  6. Some great pictures,there!!!! It amazes me how close your getting. The one of Clyde up stretched is cool. Love the nap picture, and those gams!

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  7. If my parents did not put out seed for the blue jays early enough the birds would fly to their bedroom window and peck at it. Bossy birds :-)

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  8. Very fun post of all the feathered friends. Your not plumping them up for a ward rob piece are you!?! Love the nap shot!

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  9. The opening scene from Alfred Hitchcock's classic horror thriller The Birds!

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    1. Oh great, the last thing we need is for him to go Tippi Hendren on us.

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  10. One of my favorite things is sitting Sunday mornings watching all the birds eating. I don't have the variety you have, but I get a on of yellow finch. There so fun to watch. Beautiful pictures. Love the doves!

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  11. I hope you don't mind if I climb on top of you. I mean, on top of the bed. this is. Great pictures!

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  12. Your petaled and feathered friends certainly provide a wealth of entertainment. Thanks for another interesting post.

    I hope you've got a gin and tonic or two planned for after your nap.

    PS... I really enjoyed your Amsterdam stories and photographs.

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  13. I love your Sunday post, another soft side to the Mistress! Those pictures are very nice! Nothing like fresh eggs in the morning. I'm sure your feathered friends will forgive you

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  14. I love all your birds. Nice to see Rhett and Scarlett made it. Babies doves, both don't often make it. Lovely pictures. Do you get any hummingbirds? I must live in a flyway...for three weeks weeks summer, my hummers go through three pints of nectar a day!!!! With all your birds you must go through seed.

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  15. Boy, would my cats love watching this scene!!!! If they had this view, I wouldn't have to worry what their getting into when Im out! AND LOOK AT THOSE SEXY LEGS!!!!!!

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  16. All these birds and yourself are so beautiful:)

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  17. I have a second nest now on my fire escape in the city where I am, and I can really indentify with mourning dove's ability to find a way to thrive, even in a urban environment. Great pictures! Love hosta plants.

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  18. Blue jays and power naps... now that's what I'm talking about.

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  19. It's nice to see birds of another variety for a change at the Casa. Very nice post. The birds are all so cute, so great shot you got Mistress

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  20. This is so cool. My friend would freak there. She is deathly afraid of birds since a two Blue Jays dived bombed her once!!! She d like that nap better!

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  21. I didn't recognize you with those legs down.

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  22. What a very nice feathered !!!! I love birds, and the little vase of wildflowers are a nice touch. Loving the denim shirt against the white shorts...and nice legs, wink!

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