Monday, July 16, 2007

In for a close-up

This beautiful titmouse came in for a close-up July 14, 2007. We call him Elvis.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Feathers in the Wind

This Mockingbird's feathers are fluttering in the wind and it was angry because an area cat was close to it's nest. It chased the cat continuously all afternoon.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Scarlet or Bonnie

It has become dificult to know if it is Scarlet of her daughter Bonnie that is accessing the upstairs feeder. Bonnie's colors have come in beautifully.

Someone asked how to tell the difference between a male and female hummingbird. I can only state what applies to the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds that visit our feeders. The male has the distinctive red on the throat area. You can only see this color when he turns in just the right way. At a distance you can tell it is a male because you see what appears to be a white collar that you will not see on the females.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Home Sweet Home

Make your home a haven for all of natures beautiful creatures by planting flowering shrubs that bloom all year long. Initially I thought I was taking a photo of a yellow butterfly. Once I took the photo, I realized this beautiful butterfly has some lovely pink accents. What suprises are fluttering around your garden?

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

A Bright Outlook

The titmouse family are happily accessing the feeder on a regular basis. This bright faced fellow is particularly friendly, approching even while I sit close to the feeder.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Humming in the Texas Rain

Feeding happyly, Scarlet is surprised by a sudden rain shower. She ends up feeding all wet. This happened the morning of July 2nd.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Face to Face

Scarlet up close and personal.