Monday, February 8, 2010

Oh, Happy Bird Day!

Our house was built half a century ago right in the middle of a pecan orchard, so I just knew this place was going to be wonderful for bird watching. Since we just moved here in wintery November, we have mainly seen doves and crows up until now, as one might expect, and a few starlings.

This morning, however, is glorious! We've just had a lot of rain and the orchard is full of puddles, fattening buds, and the promise of spring. The resident mourning doves are out in force, patrolling the ground under the trees, but we have also seen goldfinches, great flocks of robins, the first of the red-winged blackbirds, and an (as yet) unidentified woodpecker.

The air is full of birdsong and my heart is happy.


Sylvia K said...

That's definitely the very best way to start a day! Hope you have a beautiful week, with bird songs filling the air everyday! Enjoy!


CE Webster said...

Sounds like your week is off to a great start. Hope you ID your woodpecker.

Beth said...

Nothing like trees full of singing birds to lift the spirit---Happy Bird Day to you, Clair!

Quiet Paths said...

It sounds wonderful; I am so happy for you guys~keep us up to date as to what birds come by the next weeks.