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.


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!

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!

Q said...

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

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.

A wildlife gardener said...

Oh, I love those photos! Fantastic shots :)

Anonymous 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,

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.

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.