Monday, September 24, 2012

My Summer Neighbor

I have some beautiful trees in my front yard - and I've put off having them trimmed back as long as I could, mostly because of this beauty that moved in this spring:

2012.06 Draper Bird in Tree
I had the best time this summer watching this patient little momma bird watch over, first her eggs, and then her birds. She was elusive and hard to capture with a camera. But it was so fun to share my porch with this tiny family.

2012.06 Draper Bird in Tree
With fall coming, I can't put off trimming the trees any longer, but the birds have left the nest, so I think I'm safe. I have my fingers tightly crossed that they'll be back again next summer.

Tristan Prettyman - My Oh My Pin It

14 comments:

Chelsea said...

Ahhh good luck with the nest situation! What a pretty little bird!

Angie Willis said...

What a beautiful tree - that bark is so lovely. And its little house guest is so cute. We have a garden surrounded by beech hedge and we also have to be very careful when we cut it because of birds' homes. Love the white tiger :-)

Stephanie said...

We have a birch tree in our front yard as well...the birds love it. Right now all the leaves are starting to turn yellow, which I think is beautiful!

Karen said...

I love it when birds nest in our yard. One year I was able to get some decent shots of the baby robins. Now we have a "real" bird house, and the nest is hidden from us. Nonetheless, we got the benefit of the beautiful songs the wrens sang this summer.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

How fun to watch that! If anyone had told me when I was younger that I'd like birdwatching, I would have laughed out loud! But I truly love it now.

Punctuation Mark said...

Very pretty... That's why I love trees... They bring such good things with them!

Lisa Gordon said...

How fortunate you were to be able to watch this mama bird and her babies! I love to watch when they are learning to fly, and the mama is coaxing them out of the nest.

Have a beautiful day, Jamie!
xo.

knitalatte said...

Awe, what a cute little bird mama, watching out for her babies. So sweet and how nice of you to share your beautiful tree with them.
Thanks Jamie, for stopping by and leaving a comment on my Color affection shawl.
Hugs,
Karen

Ashley said...

I have a tree right outside my window, and it's my favorite :)

I like listening to your song choices!

blue elephant photography said...

that's a nice friendly neighbor! too bad my japanese friend/neighbor is moving to a bigger city. i like them a lot. too bad. i do wish yours comes back next summer!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

What nice neighbors to have!

Anna said...

Hi Jamie,
I'm with you on enjoying watching our winged and four legged neighbors. That last image is a gem! I bet they'll be back again next year :)

Jerica said...

I hope she comes back to you again next year too. Glad you captured pictures of her!

RedWillow ~ a Beauty seeker said...

Right where my heart is among the trees and leaves these day. Lovely Lovely

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