Monday, May 5, 2008


  Every year this female robin builds her nest.  This is on my porch.  So the entire time I am working on my flowers her and the male dive at me pecking at my head.  Completely unnecessary as I wouldn't bother them and it is after porch.

         And finally my pear tree is blooming.  So sad it last such a short time.

        From my pear tree I have some of my bird feeders hangings.  I always liked this little sparrow with its red cap.

           This year I hope to get something new.  The death of my old plum tree.  A woodpecker was pecking on it the other day.  I didn't think much of it until later I noticed how much wood chips were on the ground.

    Now woodpeckers don't usually pick a tree that is healthy to start a nest in.  We have known this old tree was on its last legs.  Fitting it will now be a home for these beautiful birds.  Within 2 days the hole is so deep I can't see the bottom.

       Of course I hope to get pictures of the babies.  I will miss my old plum tree though.  Time to plant some new ones.  For now I will enjoy the smell of the fresh blossoms.


nightmaremom said...

Beautiful pictures!!!   Sad about your plum tree but enjoy the birds :)

rbrown6172 said...

all wonderful pix, but i especially like the robin on her nest.    so funny how they will peck at you after you have shared your porch.  i know you hate to lose the plum tree, but it would be really exciting to watch all the babies.  :)

lindaggeorge said...

Lovely photos capturing the essence of spring.

Your robins don't look anything like ours. I was saying today I must try to get a photo of one. When I'm digging, they come right up to see if I've uncovered anything interesting for them to eat.


madcobug said...

Great pictures. That Woodpecker has really been busy. The Robin looks so cute sitting on that nest. Helen

nhd106 said...

Wow...they really peck at your head?? How dare they!   Protecting their young is one thing but geez! lol
We have a little nest RIGHT over where we enter our house.  They just fly away...they better not peck at ME!
Cute pics though.


lanurseprn said...

Interesting about the Woodpeckers. Sorry about the plum tree, though. End of an era of sorts, huh?
Have a good night.

nanmm11 said...

The circle of life comes to mind but where is Rafiki? lol

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