Nothing says Happy Spring any better than to watch a little bird care for her young.
I had this pottery bird house sitting on my patio and usually stop it up so birds will not build in it because that hole is the only place to clean it out. This time I forgot and this little Wren made her home there. I had hoped to see the baby birds, but they were deep in the nest. Notice how long her beak is to reach way down to feed them. In the second picture, you can see the food she brought.
Here are a few of my flowers that have shown up for Spring.
Native yellow and white honeysuckle.
Hummers love this Coral Honeysuckle
Lamb's Ear or Jerusalem Sage just starting to open ... below ... full bloom. Notice how fuzzy/wooly the leaves are.
Can grow into a very large bush.
Mock Orange ...
tall bushes that line the fence..
My Favorite ...
The Sunflower ... we have several that came up from a seed planted by a squirrel or dropped by a bird.
This little Sparrow is fresh out of the nest. He is sitting on the walk just outside our workshop and kept looking up at the birdhouse and seemed to be saying ...
"Mama, mama, where are you ... come help me ... how do I get back up there?" He would stretch his wing and fall over on his weak legs. He would try to walk and topple over. I felt sorry for him, but knew that Mom was close by. He was always looking up.
Better picture of Mother Wren with food for the babies.
Have you been enjoying the freshness and new birth of Spring?