Friday, May 1, 2015

Bird week!

Bluebirds are not unheard of in the Willamette Valley of  Oregon but they are rare. This pair showed
up yesterday while I was standing at the kitchen sink. The first to fly in was the female and then the male. The male let the female bathe and then he took a turn. 
We have taken measures to attract Bluebirds but this is the first time we have ever had them show up!

Watching the sequence of events was quite thrilling! We have a bluebird house on our driveway and have high hopes this pair claims it before the Starlings do!

Another fascinating bird came to the suet holder.  He is a Flicker, a type of Woodpecker. 
 While the Flicker was chowing down a hummingbird joined the feeding time.  They are quite the contrast between small and large birds!
 And...look who else came visiting!  A female Blue Jay!  They are a large bird!

This little yellow bird showed up late in the day.  I don't know exactly what it is and its mate didn't make an appearance.  Could it be a Warbler? 
We are aware of the beauty that surrounds us and are grateful!   
No matter where any of us live there is plenty of beauty to notice, and much comes in our own front yards.  This week was certainly busy with birds in Beavercreek, Oregon!


  1. Great photos. Love those blue birds and I hope they take your offer up on the little house.

    What a lovely driveway you have! It looks very peaceful where you live.

    Have a nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

  2. Love that bluebird. The female blue jay is very sweet, too. Love this time of year when the birds are so active!

  3. A bluebird!
    I love waking up to the sounds of chirping birds!

  4. How delightful, Julene. I call it a magical experience.