Sunday, January 09, 2011

Catching birds

Well, now that Thomas has moved out, the job of catching birds that get themselves caught on the back porch has fallen to me.  Since last Sunday, I have caught three birds: a Mourning dove, a Yellow-rumped warbler, and a White-throated sparrow.  That's a record for one week.  What is it with these birds?   Why do they keep coming into the screened porch? 

 Zenaida macroura 
Beautiful, isn't it.

While we're on the subject of birds, some of you might be interested in this resource, the Feeder Birds Coloring Book, a downloadable pdf  from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

HT  Barb at the Handbook of Nature Study blog


Bonnie said...

Love all the wedding photos! Thank you for sharing! That polka dot flower girl is precious.
We have a bird stuck in our porch today too! Mourning doves are in pairs aren't they? One must have been mourning the loss of the one in your hand! chle

Beth said...

Little miss polka dots is my granddaughter, Clara. She wasn't the flower girl, but she was mightly popular at the wedding!

Bonnie said...

She is quite adorable that Clara!
Cute dress.
I'm sure she was next to the bride in popularity!