Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Bird populations have exploded!

First, our rain.. 40 mm over a couple of days. Hard to believe! The birds don't mind, but my goldfish pond looks tragic as I try to rebuild it...I have a major design flaw, which I must sort out. I'm having to let the rain drain away, since the pond isn't done. Normally, I refill it with rain water from my rain barrel.


But back to the birds... phoebe, sparrows, junco, purple finch, robin's nest (I think!), turkey vulture, grackle, and red-winged blackbird.

Hooray for spring migration.

9 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

How nice so many birds like your yard. Hope you figure out how to fix your pond!

Olga Hebert said...

Ah, spring is in the air!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful bird shots!

I would be happier if the rain came down between midnight and six in the morning.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yay for spring. Beautiful pictures.

Nancy J said...

I seem to remember a series of "building a pond" not so long ago, this looks like a major construction, will it be two levels? Carry on, will be the words for the outside labourer's days for a while!!!

eileeninmd said...

Sounds awesome! I love birding this time of the year.. The newbies are moving thru and some will stay the summer.. I love your header! Great photos..

Gill - That British Woman said...

you have a busy back yard that's for sure with all those birds.

Hope you figure out the pond issue.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
What pretty pretty visitors.... sorry the pond is giving some trubs now - if it's not one thing it's another, eh?! YAM xx

Red said...

Things never go as planned but you roll with the punches.