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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Beautiful Birds

This spring I’ve been so excited to get a variety of birds to come to our feeders! Within the past several days we’ve had:

Baltimore Orioles

Fun fact:  “The Baltimore oriole is a small blackbird.  It received its name from the resemblance of the male's colors to those on the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore.”

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

Fun fact: A hummingbird must consume approximately 1/2 of its weight in sugar daily, and the average hummingbird feeds 5-8 times per hour. In addition to nectar, these birds also eat many small insects and spiders, and may also sip tree sap or juice from broken fruits

American Goldfinches

Fun fact:  “Goldfinches can feed upside down! Often goldfinches are observed hanging upside down from the top of a big sunflower, plucking out the seeds below.”

Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

Fun fact:  “Rose-breasted grosbeak is a songbird that belongs to the cardinal family. Female lays 1 to 5 pale green or bluish eggs. Both males and females participate in the incubation of eggs during a period of 11 to 14 days.

Some of these are new to our feeders this year. We’d never seen a Rose-breasted Grosbeak come before, it was neat to see! I found these pictures online since  it’s hard to get good ones with my phone. The Orioles and finches in particular have been fun to watch, their colours are striking.  God is so good, I love being able to watch the birds He created for us to enjoy. 

“All things bright and beautiful 
All creatures great and small
All things wise and wonderful 
The Lord God made them all!”


ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

How absolutely wonderful works of God’s creation these cute little birds are, thanks so very much fir sharing them, it reminds us that God watches and cares fir us just as He dues the little birds. Very blessed, Shaz in Oz.x

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Sunshine Country said...

That's nice you've been having a lot of different kinds of birds coming there! We've been seeing Baltimore Orioles here also. I was excited when I seen a pair of them building a nest out in one of our back trees just recently! But we've been having so much rain that I'm afraid they possibly might have abandoned it; I'm not sure yet. The rain has knocked down two or three different nests around the yard, which was really disappointing to see.

Cheryl said...

How beautiful! God's creation is so fascinating and adds so much to our lives. Many blessings to you!