Thursday, June 14, 2012

Birds And Bees.

As it's turned cold this afternoon and I've been gardening for days, I figured I'd take some time and blog.  The weather has been beautiful lately.  We get two weeks of cold and wet and the first nice day we seem to forget about the miserable weather.   I've gotten an awful lot done outside and am well pleased.  There's not much in bloom yet so will wait to take some pictures.   There seems to be a fair number of bumble bees and butterflies in the garden although there is little in bloom at the moment.  However, the bees are making good use of the lungwort, one of the first bloomers.  I've managed to take a few pictures......  These bees are on an annual I bought at the greenhouse. 






I managed to get one shot of this butterfly.


I'm pleased with these pictures I got of my favorite bird, the crow.






This little nuthatch was having a nap, taking a break.  They never stop it seems, back and forth to the feeders all day long.  He opened his eyes after I took the picture.  I think I woke him up.






A robin who's nesting nearby.


There seems to be quite a few squirrels around.  This little mother is resting.  She cut through the top of the feeder again and as you can see is sitting with her bum down through the top. 


Her little hands.


And, that's about it. 

7 comments:

Tricia said...

Sorry to hear it's gotten colder again :( - think we've some 'not nice at all' weather lined up for the next couple of days...

Great pics and that Momma Squidgy is way too cute.. and clever too by the sounds of it.

Pete said...

nice to see you've had some good weather

swallowtail buttefly? very nice!

you like crows? really ? :) love the first one

Cicero Sings said...

Cool here too with even a frost possibility warning out for the next couple of nights ... wet too. Glad you got some rays and could take some pics.

ShySongbird said...

The bee looks so pretty on the Violas. You always get a lovely variety of wildlife in your garden...and great photos :-)

Victoria said...

I love all the photos, especially the ones of the squirrel's little hands! Just precious. I love crows, too, and I wish we had them here. We only have ravens, which I'm not all that fond of...they seem to have a really mean streak. I think crows are nicer and smarter, too.

I'm glad you're getting some nice weather...hope your garden is bursting with blooms soon!

Toffeeapple said...

I love Crows too, most of the family Corvidae in fact, so intelligent.

Your Violas are very pretty with the Bee visiting.

The Nuthatch is so cute and I can never quite come to terms with your Robins, they are so different from ours.

I wish you more good weather so that your flowers can bloom.

Janine said...

Great shots of the crow! PS just visited Canada for the first time this week (Toronto) and loved it!