Monday, May 7, 2012

Some new faces in my backyard ~

I have seen a few new birds in my yard this spring ~ maybe I just wasn't paying attention before but I can't believe that I missed noticing the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. I was in my kitchen eating breakfast when I noticed a new bird at the feeder. I grabbed my camera and was lucky that he decided to hang out awhile. I read that they are common to woodlands but somehow they have eluded me ~ til now.

The next two photos are of the Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler.
The funny thing is that they are sitting on my Crep Myrtle!
The first one is the female ~ the male has a yellow spot on the top of it's head.

Now for a few more common wings in my garden ~ 

 I purchased a bag of 1500 ladybugs  to help control the number of aphids attacking my herb garden ~ I don't think they have all hung around but the one who did have been mating!

 This Northern Flicker pretty far away, still I wanted to add it to my list!

The Ruby-throated hummingbird is the only hummingbird common to our area.  Occasionally a Rufous hummingbird has been spotted on the east coast ~

This next photo shows the hummingbirds eye-lid/membrane closed~

More to come soon~ thanks for visiting !