Thursday, May 19, 2011

It’s Spring, and Birds are Busy

We took a little day trip…the sun was shining…lovely!

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We took along our coffee and muffins (and lunch)…and stopped at a lakeshore camp.

Sometime in the 1930’s someone took on the job of adding trim made of small rocks, to this water tower.

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This is the back view.. see the  point above the door on the right…do you notice it is slightly different from the one on the left?007

A closer view…right at the peak, perfectly centered, a Phoebe has built her nice round nest…what a designer! (and WE talk about “nesting!)

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On the same wall of the building, a busy wren has filled a crack in the wall with her nest.009

Wrens have been known to fill very large cavities with nesting material…

Further North, along Lake Winnipeg, we saw more work of birds…this is near the lower part of a tree trunk…a Pileated woodpecker has chipped out a 5-6 long oval area, hunting for grubs,,,it must have a powerful beak..those chips are not tiny!024

More evidence of Sapsuckers or woodpeckers drilling for food..

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We also saw several bald eagles, including a distant view of an eagle’s nest.

…….all reminding me again how wonderful our world is….

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4 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Good Day to you! Your spring day trip looks lovely. I'm glad you are getting some nice weather now. It's amazing where birds will find a spot for a nest isn't it? Great photos. Enjoy the day!

Mildred said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful day out with us. Fascinating to see the work of the birds. Wishing you more sunny days - take care Millie.

Cindy said...

We truly do live a wonderful world, Millie, and we live in a very beautiful part of the world, too. How nice to take a trip to Lake Winnipeg, I love that lake, I recently learned that it is the 7th largest lake in the world! Still not quite big enough to hold all of the water that flows into it at this time of the year though, eh?
Your photos are lovely and truly birds are so amazing. Their will to survive and provide for their young is so wonderful to see.
Hugs, Cindy

Shelia said...

Hi Millie! Oh, what a nice little trip to see some lovely things! Love seeing where the birds wind up making their nests!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)