I love it! Birds, eggs, and baby birds are one of my favorite things about Spring and Summer. Can't wait to hear about those eggs. :0)
We had birdies that nested in our light fixture on our front porch about 3 years and then none came last year. I hope some come back this year. I miss seeing them.
I put ORTs out too this year. I keep hoping I'll see some of it a nest sometime. A few years ago I had a grapevine wreath hanging near the front door and a bird built a nest on top of it. I loved going out and watching the progress. Only problem was we really couldn't use the front door during that time.
I was hoping to pressure wash the porch soon (it really needs it), but we will have to give this corner a wide berth until nesting is over.Some friends had a bluebird house in their yard and hooked up a camera & mic to capture all the goings on. It was amazing, especially to DS who loved checking daily waiting for the eggs to hatch. I may just use a step stool to take an occasional pic.
It looks like a tit or finch of some sort. Looks like the female as they are brown/plain as opposed to the more colourful males. I'm no bird expert though so feel free to correct me anyone. x
How sweet.. my ORT jar is almost full so I'm going to do this.. where do you put your ORTs?
Awesome photo. Though it is hard to tell what kind of bird. My guess is a sparrow.
Michelle,I had a tree with some low branches nearby so I lodged small "tufts" of ORTs in the branches. But, I saw someone else online that used as suet feeder to put out their ORTs for the birds. I plan to buy one on my next trip to the StuffMart.
Kathy & Hazel,Thanks for the tips on the bird type. I want to put out some feed for it. Have got to keep the little mother happy.
How sweet! That is a house finch you have there. They like to nest in door wreaths or door frames. we have a lot of them here in Texas.