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Happy Days…


It has been  a few days of doing many things at home and about. To start, it was my birthday and five days later it was Tyler’s birthday.

For me it’s just like any regular day but I couldn’t stop Lucy and Tyler to bake me a cake and blow one candle at breakfast time. It was good to have only one candle on the cake otherwise if we had the real number we could’ve incurred into a unstoppable blaze!

For Tyler things were much different, he had a birthday party at school with his classroom friends. He came home with some birthday gifts and happy for he had a lot of fun. He also went out to the movies with some friends. He was happy about that too. I grilled some delicious meat for Lucy and Tyler, he loves to eat hamburgers! Lucy and I love flank steak and I grilled a mean supper delicious piece…I’m drooling on my keyboard now!

Before Tyler’s birthday I painted his room and we rearranged it with new furniture, he loves it ! He’s acting very mature now…he says! After all he’s 7 y.o. now!

Although I had a great deal of fun, doing many great things around the house and inside, I had to wear long sleeve shirts for the reason of some nasty poison oak on my right arm. I’m well now but I felt very uncomfortable while the poisoned skin was affected.

My birds have been very active because the weather has improved to a point of ideal for plants, grass, flowers, trees etc. Everything is green and colorful my shrubs are looking their best, also my trees. All these favorable changes make me happy! The bird families  in my backyard  have increased their numbers and all look full of health!

These are the birds that accompanied us during our birthdays!


 


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Hello birdies!

My birds are visiting the feeders more often and in increased numbers, especially when the sunshine breaks out between the gray clouds. I was missing their songs and the flitting around the backyard. The seed consumption has also increased, this factors indicate to me the weather might change soon! I can’t wait for Spring to be here.

The irregular weather patterns is “killing” us economically, with high energy bills this year. I imagine that you might be having the same  problem, no?


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Helping each other


It’s very rewarding to me seeing birds even for short periods of time. If the sun breaks through the gray clouds even when it’s still too cold to be comfortable, birds are encouraged to get out of their shelters and try to get the most they can from the feeders. I’m not able to be there with my camera all the time but I always manage to get some shots for my blog.

My avian friends never disappoint me, they readily  pose for me to keep my blog running daily, I’m grateful for that!


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Weather Break

The weather improved the past few days, giving as short respite from frigid spells. We’ve had mild mornings and some Spring like temperatures. It has been a well needed break for us and especially for our avian friends. I was happy to see more birds showing their faces and flitting around.

Of course,This wonderful weather wouldn’t last too long, now we are getting heavy rain since yesterday! Alas!

I’m still pleased having seen my birds happily enjoying their meals at the feeders. I’m also glad to have some pictures to show you, I hope you like them.


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Last Sunday morning we woke up to a frosty grass lawn and low temperature after being on the mid 70ºs the day before. On Monday the temperature was in the low 50ºs until noon time and creeped up to 75º all afternoon.

I haven’t seen my hummingbirds for about four days, what makes me think that they have moved to the south (Warmer area). I noticed the absence of several species and the obvious leftover seeds in the feeders since they usually finish the whole thing!

I know that many might remain in my backyard and brave the mild winter like previous years…unless the coming winter turns up to be a bitter cold one!

Here are some pictures of some of my birds from the near past, I hope you like them.


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