Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bird Watching

Although a very busy weekend, it was almost impossible to ignore all the wild bird activity... 
a Purple Finch and its mate visiting the platform feeder outside the dishwashing window... 

a pair of Bluebirds guarding their territory in the late evening light...

some Barn Swallows took turns standing guard...

while others were waiting to be fed...

and not one... but two Pileated Woodpeckers treating us to a yard side visit.

While we were enjoying the glimpses of wild bird life between chores, Barncat Davita found it a challenge to get anywhere, moving at a very slow pace, crawling on her belly a few steps at a time while she was being dive-bombed alternately by Tree Swallows and Barn Swallows.  Apparently she has a very bad reputation in the bird world.  And then it was nearly impossible to ignore Barncat Spot's bizarre behavior, as she spent her entire Sunday afternoon on this rafter, obsessively watching one corner of the barn roof; a corner where, try as we might, we could find nothing to warrant all this attention.
You know... honestly... it's never dull around here.


  1. Davida seems to hold up well against these hostile but lovely birds. She is one cool cat:)

    Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

  2. Wouldn't you love to know what she was watching? The photo of the finch is gorgeous!

  3. Isn't it great to have a dishwashing window? My mom always called it her "think tank". Great shots.