Bluebirds on a CrabAppleLane Sunday
In the following three images, I present the CrabAppleLane Papa Bluebird. I was determined to get a picture of the lovely couple so I got up a little earlier than usual for a CrabAppleLane Sunday. Mama Bluebird came while I was setting up and went into the house. I took my eye off of the house for a few seconds while I got everything together. I waited with my finger on the shutter ... and waited ... and waited ... and waited for her to come back to the doorway. She didn't so I assumed she left and I gave up. About a half hour later, Papa comes and starts feeding her. He has to go most of the way in so she is sitting on the eggs in her nest. She's gorgeous, too. She has quite a bit more orange than her mate. She's not likely to come out for a while so a picture will wait for another day. Added the enlarge links this time just for fun. The focus is a little soft but I really like how the third one came out considering what kind of light I had on this overcast and rainy morning at 7:50AM.
"Hey, it's just me." Click here to enlarge.
"Breakfast is served." Click here to enlarge.
"She wants more?" Click here to enlarge.
I started recording Planet Earth off of the Discovery HD Channel. It is breathtaking. I prefer watching it from a recording so I can zip through the "pride of lions taking down an elephant" scene and others like that. I'm not really all that squeamish about them. I just don't care to see them. My favorite scene so far has been the Bird of Paradise doing his ritual dance for a prospective mate. It is one of the most bizarre things I've ever seen.
Quote of the Day
Hey little bluebird
How are you?
Is it fun to fly in a sky of blue?
Is it fun to sit and keep an eye on me?
As much as I enjoy to watch you in the summer breeze
Donna Hughes, Little Bluebird
Blog of the day here.
Quote from said blog: "Yesterday morning the Eastern Bluebirds were actively singing around my bluebird box and I am soo pleased to have them around."