Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Warm Weather is Here!

I've been waiting for the critters to show up to confirm that the season is really here to enjoy the warm weather.

First back were the robins.

And the robins came in full force. I've never seen so many.

Next I spotted a ground hog and that told me that the ground was unthawing and that was super to know.

It was still very cold at times and skiffs of sn*w still happening from time to time.

The oriole came back early this year. 

April 20th was much too early I'd think, but I wasn't the only one to see them. Sarah and John saw them too as we were putting up the gazebo netting.

I set out orange slices and filled the humming bird feeder as the orioles love that nectar as much as the humming birds do.

I'm sure all my neighbours thought I was crazy, as it was so cold they'd figure that any bird that enjoys nectar wouldn't be here yet. Besides we had a bit more of the white stuff after they arrived.

The killdeer showed up on May 3rd.

I heard it's arrival before I saw it. It's such a lovely shreaking noise when I haven't heard it for so long over w*nter.

Next came my most favorite little critter.

The hummingbird arrived back on the 12th of May. Since the oriole came earlier ,their food was already ready in the feeders for them.
But of course they started fighting over the one feeder so I got out another one for the other end of the porch and they seem to be happy now.

The cardinals and Jays have been with us all w*nter, and we enjoy them still with the warmer weather.

Each morning one of us puts out a few sunflower seeds onto the porch railing and the cardinals and bluejays come and have breakfast. Sometimes they even share in with us having our toast crusts and apple pieces.

It's so great to have the critters around. What characters they can be.!


Poppy's Mom said...

Wow! Look at those birds. Let's hope the weather is here to stay!
Hope all is good ... talk to you soon!

UxCritter said...

Hi Paige!
It took the warmer weather to get me in the mood to blog again. :-)
Thanks so much for dropping in here to check it out. You're the BEST!

H20works said...

Great restart to your blog Paula, love all your critters! I need to get going on my blog too...heavy sigh.

UxCritter said...

Hi Kat! So great to have you drop by my blog. Thanks! I'll be looking forward to your newest blogs upcomming too. See you in the threads on etsy! Be well my friend.

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Hi there. Thanks for visiting my blog! Just looking at your post from May - you sure get a variety of beautiful birds in your area. I grew up in Michigan and sure do miss seeing the robins in the spring.... none to be seen out here in the desert. :(
Come back and visit soon. (P.S. - love your gorgeous kitty cats)