Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Birds at the Log Cabin

One of the things I love about where our log cabin is located is all the bird watching opportunities. This past weekend I witnessed a Loon pair in love on our lake and I am hoping we have a couple loon chicks this year.

I've picked up a few new bird houses to put on top of our kitchen cupboards. Hobby Lobby has great birdhouses by the way.



The juncos are still plentiful which indicates how long winter hung on in Michigan this year. I like juncos, they're such friendly, hopping birds.




Sparrows are usually a dime a dozen, but I do think the Tree Sparrows are cute.



And here's my favorite little Chickadee - not a bird but my lovely niece of course! She has a megawatt personality and owns my heart. (I won't mention her pinching me and laughing last week....ha,ha!)

19 comments:

Jan Tanis Designs said...

I love bird-watching too. Not alot of trees for the birds around here...but we get our share in spring, summer and fall...with our HUGE Hydrangea Bushes!!

I love your photography!!!

Daisy said...

Wonderful pictures, Shelley! The birds are cute, but your niece wins the blue ribbon for cuteness in my book! :D

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We don't have Tree Sparrows here, Shelley, (at least none that I've seen)--but he looks just like our Chipping Sparrows... So pretty.

Great pictures --especially that precious child...

Love your bird houses. Glad the loons are back.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mildred said...

What a sweet little niece. I'll bet she grows up to love the birds too!

Rural Rambler said...

Shelley your niece is darling and that photo is a smile maker and a heart stopper! I am going to go to Hobby Lobby for bird houses TODAY! I didn't know!

Thanks for stopping by the old photo blog! Seriously Shelley thank you. If it hadn't been for your encouragement and comments early on when I started blogging I don't know if I would have hung in there!

Busy Bee Suz said...

She is the cutest little thing ever.
She pinches?? Those are just love pinches I am sure!!!!!
xoxoxo

Jeanette said...

Love your bird house collection. Hobby Lobby has great everything!! I love that store!! Your niece is a cutie too!!

April said...

I'm a huge fan of watching birds in our back yard. Since we live right next to a small lake, we get a lot of Blue Herrons, ducks, and geese. Your niece sure is a cute pie...just look at those EYES!

Karen said...

She is too stinkin' cute.I can just picture her pinching you and giggling. HA!
WIsh we had Hobby Lobby here in CA. Maybe someday. Your collection of birdhouses is really cute. How fun!
Have a great week! Karen

Catherine Holman said...

She is just downright precious!

George said...

I really like your birdhouse collection. I also like your bird pictures very much.

grammy said...

Love that little Chickadee
have fun bird watching (o:
you always take such great pictures.

Just a little something from Judy said...

The birdhouses look perfect lined on that ridge of your cabin. Your expert nature photography NEVER disappoints me. Wow! Amazing!

blessedmom's simple home said...

Your niece is adorable :-) We have mostly sparrows around here, along with some mourning doves and black birds. I love watching them though.
Your photos are always wonderful.
Blessings,
Marcia

Wall-to-wall books said...

Haha! Adorable picture of your niece!
I love the Junco picture.
Could you please come check out my latest post and see if you can identify the 3 ducks that are taking off?

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Great photos. I'm not that patient. Love the littlest chickadee!

The Retired One said...

What a cutie pie that little girl is...and those birds are amazing shots! We need to get together this coming summer again for sure!!

Knatolee said...

Cutie-pie niece! And I love your birdhouse collection.

Powell River Books said...

I like the Juncos too, except when the seeds in their mouths are from my garden. - Margy