Thursday, May 13, 2010


We have had our bird feeder up now for about ten days and we‘ve had all sorts of visitors to it. Some we can identify and others we have guessed or do not know their species. We have not been bird watchers long like some of the fellow bloggers but we certainly have become hooked on bird watching. We now keep our bird bath full of water and it is exciting to watch our feathered friends bath and drink from it.

Our first visitor we believe to be a Indigo Bunting imageThe Red Cardinal imageWe believe this to be a Eastern Blue Bird (photo by others did not stay in one place long to capture a picture) imageOf course we’ve had the Blue Jay, Mockingbird, common Sparrow, Blackbird, and yes the squirrels visit our bird feeders. The Blue Jay is the bossy bird and likes to run all the other birds off. Also for some reason they don’t stay at the feeder long enough to capture a picture. They seem to be more jittery than the Cardinal family and the Blackbirds.  Now if I had a set up like Al with the Bayfield Bunch my photos would be a lot sharper and closer. He has some of the best bird and flower shots I’ve seen.

Sandy and I have been helping BIL James to do some more land clearing and soon we should be able to put in sewer and electrical. We now have water to the land and all we need to do is run a line over to where we plan to put in a pad and drive way.image

I mowed the three acres today and with the lack of rain now the grass is not growing as fast as it was as I was able to go ten days between mowing. Usually it has been every five to six days. We are due for some rain maybe this weekend.image Sandy and I went to Longview yesterday and dropped by Best Buy for her to look at some of the smaller laptop netbooks that are available now. Outside her wanting to search the web she also likes looking up cooking websites, coping and saving  recipes. They usually come with 1GB memory and 160 to 250 GB of hard drive. This probably will be ample enough for her. Of course there is the Ipad but I’m not sure about software like Microsoft Word being available. Also the Ipad is quite pricey now.

The Dangerous Brown Recluse Spider

People will be digging around, doing yard work, spring cleaning, and sometimes in their attics. Please be careful.
Spider bites are dangerous and can have permanent and highly negative consequences.
They like the darkness and tend to live in storage sheds or attics or other areas that might not be frequented by people or light.
If you have a need to be in your attic, go up there and turn on a light and leave it on for about 30 minutes before you go in to do your work.

Until next time….MtnAire Travlers.

1 comment:

  1. Nice bird pictures. We also have our feeders up and would love to see an Indigo Bunting come to visit. They are so beautiful.
    You get hooked on birding very quickly.

    Thanks for the heads up on the "creepy critters" is that time of the year to be on the lookout.

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)