Friday, March 28, 2008

Nest Building

While walking in the cemetery
I heard the Red Bellied Woodpeckers.

I followed their calls.

She was very busy!

I will check back!

Nest building has begun.
I am spring cleaning too.

14 comments:

smilnsigh said...

Nest building has begun! Wonderful.

Around here, I see males arguing over territory. Or over females, don't know which. Even that is a hopeful sign of Spring. :-)

I'm waiting to see the male Cardinal feed the Female. I just love that. It's my favorite sign of Spring. And that the Wheel of the Seasons and the Year, is really turning...

Q said...

Dear Mari-Nanci,
I have not seen the Cardinals doing their seed giving. I have seen the Purple finches.
It is always very sweet to see seed giving.
Your snows will melt soon. The wheel is turning slowly here too. Each day I see a little more Spring. Looking forward to the temperatures!
Sherry

Cheryl said...

Your photos are as always stunning Sherry. Such beautiful birds.

Jeanne said...

I love all the beauty that you share.
Love Jeanne

Deb said...

Nest building! What an exciting time. We have a woodpecker who has been stopping by daily at the suet basket :-} no sign of a mate though. The male cardinal has been feeding the female (one of the sweetest sights) with left over crackers from the squirrels :-}.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Thank you. I was so happy I had walked with the camera! Seeing these two getting their cavity ready was very exciting!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Jeanne,
Thank you.
Glad you enjoyed this photo essay.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Deb,
Seed giving is very sweet to watch.
I have not seen the Cardinals do their feeding yet.
I enjoyed seeing your Cedar Waxwings.
They are so beautiful! I hope some come to my yard this year.
Sherry

A wildlife gardener said...

Oh, I love those photos! Fantastic shots :)

Becky said...

Such beautiful woodpeckers!

Hope your spring-cleaning is freeing for you. I am doing that too.
Happy Springtime to you!

Q said...

Dear Wildlife Gardener,
Thank you! These two were so fun to watch. They both come to my feeding stations and I get to watch them get peanuts off and on every day. I feel connected to this pair. Watching them prepare a nesting site was very wonderful. I consider this couple one of my friends!
Bird songs,
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Becky,
Lots of spring cleaning to be done here at my house. I am getting rid of all sorts of things. I seem to have a few boxes for donation every month!
One of these days I will have the house and gardens just the way I want them! LOL!!
As it is I am cleaning my nest!
Glad you are back home.
Sherry

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

We have had red bellies at our suet all winter, great photos! The magnolia is beautiful as well.

Q said...

Dear Iowa Gardening Woman,
The Red-bellies are so pretty.
I am looking forward to seeing the babies.
Spring is my favorite time of year.
All the blloms and the sweet bird songs just fill my spirit with joy.
Sherry