Sunday, April 3, 2011

Out of My Rear Window 4/3/11

It's starting out to be a beautiful day here, but will cloud up and start to rain, later in the day.  Like the new addition, on the right?  That's a bird waterer.  I saw it in Lowe's this week and couldn't resist.  I think that the smaller birds will like it because it will be easier for them to get a drink than in the bigger bird bath.

Who's hanging around this morning?  Well, the squirrels, of course.

A handsome grackle

A pretty mourning dove.
And, the ever-present horde of common redpolls.
A few of whom decided to prove me wrong about small birds and birdbaths.  I like the way the one little lady seems to be admiring her reflection in the water.
All in all, a lovely day in the neighborhood.  I hope that your day is lovely, too.

20 comments:

Tina said...

Great pictures...sunshine and lots of furry and feathered friends....heaven.

Samantha said...

You've got a squirrel horde!!
I saw that bird waterer, but I'll have to wait until we stop freezing overnight.

texwisgirl said...

I saw that same bird waterer and considered it, but we get so much wind here I figured it'd be tipping out all over the place...

Sharon said...

I just love your window to the world, you have such interesting visitors! The birdbath picture is so cute!

Canyon Girl said...

I know both you and all the birds will be happy when spring finally arrives.

Terry said...

I laughed when I saw the redpolls. It was like a bird here, a squirrel here, a bird here, omg, a riot of redpolls!

John Gray said...

you feed those squirrels too much...fat little buggers!
x

Janet said...

That made me laugh ! john can talk -he feeds the whole of Trelawnydd `s
starling population [by accident of course !] That grackle is very unusual-love the iridescent shine to his coat-it looks like he`s been dipped in oil !

Madi and Mom said...

Louise...we think a like...I have the same small water fountain. I found it at Lowe's for 3.99 several months ago. I thought it was a steal at that price and the small birds love it!! You will enjoy watching them.

Oh my goodness it is good to see ground and sun up your way. You have a bird gorging party going on at that one feeder.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Jim said...

Love this 'view'! We had to stop feeding the birds due to 'unwanted' visitors!!!!!

Cat said...

I really need to get out my feeders and start seeing what visitors I get. I stopped because we were having turkies just tear up everything, but I haven't seen them for a long while. Those squirrels are kind of cute.

Cat

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Louise what a great shot of the bird bath--That's my favorite today!!

I hope you've had a good day too!

kattsby.com said...

Lovely photos! Love the bird bath! It was a very nice day here too.

Sheri said...

Those redpolls may never leave! They've got it good in your backyard!

Sandy ~~~ said...

Hey, I love that little bird waterer..at Lowe's huh? So convenient for the little guys. Love your reflection pic..yup, that's what she's doing.

KB said...

What a lovely day and backyard. It looks like springtime!

I like the idea of the waterer. I've noticed, every year, that our hummingbirds like to hover just above my misting waterer for the veggie garden, and I keep thinking that I should make them their very own misting watering site!

I have gush along with you about our country. It's amazing how beautiful it is!!!!

Madi and Mom said...

Morning Louise....
I was surprised to find my little hanging water container on the ground this morning. Well the tray part. You know it screws on so I don't know how it fell. I don't know if something big landed on it. We had a lot of wind yesterday I guess the wind could have blown it enough to loosen it.
the clear part was still hanging on the chain....very odd.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Gary said...

you have a really interesting group of visitors! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sheri said...

Hey, Louise, hope all is well with you and you've been enjoying some nice weather this week...

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

I love the little waterer, I am going to look for one. The ladies seem much more interested in eating than the date they brought along, as it should be :).