1/26/2013

It's a rare day for a rare siting...

Birds for us are a passion and an integral part of our everyday life.  Anyone following the blog knows  that every tree or bush of the thousands I've planted (and I do mean thousands) has been chosen because it provides with food or habitat for birds... In fact for years the Washington State Dept. of Wildlife had open house here annually  and had talks and tours on how to plant for wildlife habitat...

So it's  indeed a rare day after 33 years to see a new bird....and yesterday was just such a day... in fact a bird rare enough here that the Audubon Society requests a special report when one is sighted  ... I was able to get pictures of the females but not the male as he just wouldn't sit still.  He was glorious. So my newest bird on the farm list is a Bullock's Oriole

7 comments:

  1. What a thrill for you!!
    In the spring, we attract Baltimore Orioles, but once they nest, we hear them, but can't catch a glimpse.

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  2. How wonderful that you see this rare bird! I love to look at the birds in our garden also. Over here is a lot of snow already for 2 weeks, so a lot of birds come to feed!

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  3. It must have been a thrill for you to spot a new bird. I don't know too much about birds and we just have some common ones around here. But I've heard someone singing lately - you'd think it would be too cold for song birds yet but I love it when I wake up early in the spring and summer and hear the birds singing. Maybe spring is on the way.

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  4. I am visiting from Button Floozies and love your creations and CQ stitching. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

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  5. what a very pretty bird, lets hope she takes up residence in your garden along with her pals. Birds are such a joy to watch but these days they are not visiting my garden hope they will return in the spring, not that I get anything unusual.

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  6. Hey Ger! That droopy eye has nothing on you! What a great spot. We don't have Bullock's orioles but we do have Baltimore ones. It's always a treat to spot one. So glad that a pair came to brighten your day. xo Susan

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  7. Very cool! They used to come to my Mom's house in the summer and I had them visit in Flagstaff. Always fun to see!

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