The thing about being in hibernation that long, is coming out of it. I had never cleared my social calendar, let alone, cut out the internet almost cold turkey like that before. I must admit it was very relaxing and mind clearing. So one must come out of it slowly as to not jolt the system. In other words, the Mistress was a very lazy, lounging, but tastily dressed slug all weekend. With exception to my grocery and farmer market visit.... I lounged. You'll never see a more professional lounger than I, well, except maybe the late great Jean Harlow. It's been a most relaxing weekend. Of course, the usual suspects are all still here and accounted for, and make the weekend morning viewing a joy. It's interesting , after bird watching so long, you can get a feel for the different bird personalities there are. Even in bed, just by the chirping, I can tell which birds are present. Here are some snaps from the last few weeks around the Casa du Borghese.
I had a slew of Blue Jays this winter, upwards of 12. They always looks so good against the snow...here, in our only pitiful snowfall. The Snow Queen was robbed this year. But the Jay came and are still around.
Always nice to see the Cardinals. Lately, their the first I hear in the morning. While I haven't seen any yet, I also hear the Robins singing.
My favorite, the feisty little Tufted Titmice. They are so darn cute, but one has to be fast to get their picture. I had quite a few of them as well.
This weekend caught this beautiful picture of Bonnie and Clyde in the tree out the window. As one can see, the buds are starting to sprout.
Some of their friends joined just before dusk to roost.
Today on our walk about for the first time ever saw these swallows sitting a spell on the block wall near the mail boxes. I have never seen them away from the lake before this close in town, but they are quite pretty. This picture doesn't do justice.
Newly return are the Cowbirds which I also find very pretty with their iridescent bodies and brown heads. They will feed from the window sill and are actually very inquisitive and will peer in the windows when feeding. It's fun to watch them puff way up, before they release their song.
A Junco out another window. I suspect they will be leaving us soon before the spring hits.
While the doves where all eating, I was enjoying a small weekend breakfast myself inside
After breakfast was a nice walk And a nice snooze this afternoon. Here is the Dogbird getting ready to roost.
And yet another rare bird, the Hairy Legged Lounger, roosting.