Now for the BIRDS...I am somewhat amazed by all the bird activity here on the ranch. The bluebirds started nesting on wednesday (oh what a busy little female Azure is) I watched the pair for about an hour on saturday. Vogel (the male) doesn't help with the nesting, and I was thinking jeez, Azure does all the work and he just sits around watching and enjoying the beautiful day and then it happened---the intruder, a sparrow tried to enter their "no fly zone" Not a good idea on the sparrows part. The future papa flew into action and kindly escorted the sparrow away from the nesting box...no question that Vogel is doing his job by keeping momma safe!!
|One of the duties of having bluebird nests on your property includes a weekly check of the box.|
"Momma to be" has been busy!!
|Papa to be on "Guard Duty"|
|While hiding in the plum bushes I snapped this shot.|
As I watched the pair, I spotted a Kingfisher just as
just learned he is really a SHE, and that is determined by the "brown belt" she's wearing!!
|The kingfisher with|
|As I was walking back to the house this little guy slithered by...|
can't believe I took this shot the old heart was RACING and I didn't even SCREAM!!
|Please send healing thoughts for my Gracie, she is having some issues with her left hip...|