Thursday, May 02, 2013

Yellow birds

Not much going on, but for some reason I seem to have no free time to sit and do fun things. Still working on the kitchen, all of the end finishes seem to take a long time – I guess it’s that way with construction, doing the core work goes quickly but then to make it pretty it takes a lot of details and time at the end. We have the stainless island top in, and picked out the countertop (quartz from DuPont that looks like marble) and installer, so that will be coming soon. B already picked out the tile for the backsplash (mix of small glass, marble and tile strips) and picked up that, waiting in the garage to install after the countertop. Just have the flooring to select; we need a floating floor because of cracks in the concrete slab, thinking of some type of cork to be softer underfoot than tile.

We have three hummingbird feeders scattered around the house. They take a cup of liquid, and this time of year I’m filling them up every three or four days. Besides the local hummers that are here year ‘round we have some migrating ones passing through and there are a lot of nesting ones. I don’t think the first round of hummer babies are out yet, but the nesting finches out front have their first batch of babies already flying around. But the feeders also attract other birds, there is a pair of pretty yellow ones that we first saw last summer and are back again. These guys must have long tongues, as they do spend a bit of time on the feeder and keep coming back. So they are getting something.

13 comments:

.•♫•. Nancy .•♫•. said...

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Coucou Joe !!!!

Je viens te souhaiter une bonne et agréable fin de semaine !

QUE CET OISEAU JAUNE EST BEAU !!!! magnifique !

GROSSES BISES !!!!!
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Blond Duck said...

Our hummingbirds have been going nuts!

Don said...

Funny, we never get anything but hummers on our feeder; you must have some especially good stuff in there.

.•♫•. Nancy .•♫•. said...

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Un petit bonjour chez toi en ce dimanche !
Je t'embrasse bien fort ! Bonne continuation !!!
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Nathalie Beaumes said...

I too am far too busy with work around the house and the garden (new bathroom, extensive changes around the garden) to have much time to spend taking photos out there. My blog is suffering but there's now way I could fit more into the 24 hours I have each day.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Oh - and I almost forgot to tell you how wonderful your bird photo is!

Blond Duck said...

I love those birdies!

SOL's view said...

So pretty!

Anonymous said...

I have a wild black and yellow bird w white blazes on his wings - he loves to drink from some of the 9 hummingbird feeders I have in my backyard. does anyone know the name of this bird?

Froggy said...

wow, Joe, that's a stunning bird! Lovely photo, you lucky bloke.

Geez you get a lot of spam. You might need a filter on here mate

x

JoeinVegas said...

Nancy's French from Thailand (over on the right). I try to get rid of the spam when I see them. I would rather not require those stupid match words or restrict things.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love them Joe and I'm determined to get some feeders for the smaller birds up so I can take some shots like the big galahs and Corellas I feed out in the back garden. Your little hummer is a delight.

Rob said...

Joe - you (and probably Anonymous from a few comments back) have a Hooded Oriole there. Nice picture.

Here is another from the web for comparison:

http://ibc.lynxeds.com/files/pictures/Oriole_at_the_feeder.jpg