Friday, April 23, 2010

The Attraction of the Pink Bowl...

Since cutting all the trees I have stumps now to use for whatever purpose
I can come up with. I set the Pink bowl on one and forgot about it.
It rained and caught a little water and then................

It seems every time I looked out I saw a different bird
drinking from the I started to take pictures of them
The Male Cardinal clashes with his bright red colors

White -throated Sparrows love the 'brush piles' cutting the
trees created and they are thirsty little buggers too

I was more than thrilled to see the Eastern Towhee... have
many more pictures for you later of him and his pretty little

The Blue of Mr. Blue Jay looks good against the pink bowl

Squirrel sneaks a drink in between birds

He catches me with the camera and says" Hey!
whatcha lookin at?"

Water is essential to attracting more birds to the yard.
I have a small pond with a pump that recirculates
the water. Nothing like running water to bring the
birds in. When I saw this Sparrow down in the very
low water it reminded me I needed to turn on the pump
and add some more water.

"A little more water here please..."

"Do you think I look fat drying my feathers this way?"

"Ahhhh this is more like it.. the shower is acutally working

Mrs. Cardinal came over to see what the fussing was about

She was loving the sprinkles of water coming out

See another White throated Sparrow waiting his turn?

Pretty in the Lilacs after her bath

Mr. Groundhog comes out to see if he can fit into the pond...

Nope! But I left some corn on another stump just for him.

Everything in the yard has possibilities for wildlife...
take advantage of it as best you can.

To God be the Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done...


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I think you and I have the same idea.Make the yard as bird friendly as possible.If you provide it,they will come.

Razzberry Corner said...

You stories are always so lovely, Jalynn. I love the birds waiting their turns for the water. Your groundhog is very pretty, unlike my old, rough, torn up-looking groundhogs! Thanks for the smile, and for sharing your animals with me!

Bird Girl said...

That sure is one popular water dish - I'd say they LOVE it! Fun to see all the different species there taking advantage of it! And the birds seem like they are having a ball in the bath. The female cardinal does look quite lovely there with the lilac background!

Lindy said...

Gorgeous pics! I especially chuckled at the pic of the squirrel drinking. lol

Tina said...

I just love all those showering birds enjoying your bath!! You caught some great poses and some really made me chuckle! It's so neat that one little ole pink bowl is providing so much for so many!! Great post, J!!

HANNIBAL said...

Wow, you are popular! Nice use for stumps!

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