Monday, May 9, 2011

The First Week of May

The first week of May brought so many birds
to our yard and some unusual sitings in the

Here are some of our visitors...

the white-crowned sparrow

the goldfinch...

the rose-breasted grosbeak...

The oranges we attached to the trees not only attracted
the orioles

but also the catbirds
and of course the chipmunks
that you can see over here
along with a finch!

A bird we have never seen before was this
Little Blue Heron who was fishing in a nearby pond.

While down by the beach I loved watching
an Oldsquaw ...

On Sunday something caught my husband's eye
as we were driving along the road in Scarborough, Maine.
I quickly turned on my camera and
this is what came into view.

At first we had no idea what it could be...
don't know why the name Ibis came to mind
and a look up in the bird book verified
that's what it was.

It sure is a busy time of year for discovering birds of
all shapes and sizes!


oldcrow61 said...

What gorgeous birds you have coming to your yard. By the way, I've been having trouble with blogger, it's been "down". I tried to publish your last comment but it wouldn't go through, saying it didn't exist, lol. Thanks for the comment anyway. I think it's all fixed now.

Nan and =^..^= said...

Hi oldcrow61,
Thanks for your comment! We've been having trouble with blogger during the past few days,too!
My more recent posts were there then disappeared then reappeared only to vanish again then return! Think the problem was widespread!