Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Flock of CEDAR WAXWINGS in my weeping cherry tree this morning.   
They were taking turns going to my fountain for water, too !!  
Nice to see them so close, for a change !! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Dad is still feeding dried mealworms to juveniles from the 1st brood at my house. 

 Looks like these "babies" will be capable of fending for themselves very soon!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Skink Pair

Couldn't resist posting this shot...
these two skinks just stayed there in the sun 
and let me photography them on Wednesday afternoon at the WBU store in Nashville.   

Bluebirds Fledge

The babies ALMOST fledged during the day on Wednesday...they kept coming up to the edge and then going back in.   Mom and Dad were very chattery nearby trying to coax them out, but they flew after we left the store - either Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.  

We cleaned out the box and, hopefully, they will start a new nest in a few days...stay tuned !!!


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bluebirds at the Nashville store should fledge in the next couple of days.   Mom and Dad very busy feeding and we've noticed Dad bringing a variety of goodies like yummy mayflies (at least that's what I call them) and even offering the babies some mulberries for dessert !!!  

Thursday, April 12, 2012

BlueBird Babies Day 4

Day 4 - We can clearly see three babies...hopefully the fourth one is just hiding behind his "peeps". Mom and Dad are ever present feeding and keeping watch over the nest.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

BlueBird Babies Day 2

The eggs hatched sometime between Saturday afternnon and Monday morning...a TRUE Easter miracle !!! Mom and Dad were very busy all day Monday feeding and defending the nest box.

We are extremely fortunate to have such aggressive bluebirds at the WBU store in Nashville... unfortunately, the nest in Franklin was not successful; house sparrows destroyed the eggs in the box over the weekend and are currently trying to nest there themselves.