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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A baby in my front yard...

Every morning I sit for about an hour on my front porch... drinking my morning coffee and doing a little blog reading... and a little bird watching... We have a lot of birds in French Lique ... we have a lot of trees... and we put out several bird feeders year round to make sure they show up in the front yard while we're on the porch...

This morning, as I went to put feed in the feeder... this little fellow was on the ground beside it...
I wasn't sure what type of baby it was... that is until it's parents (a pair of Scissor Tails) decided that I was a little too close for comfort and began to dive bomb my head... I'd love to show you a photo of the parents... but it was a little difficult to take a photo while protecting my head and running back to the security of my front porch...
Baby and parents are fine... and I, uninjured, am back on the porch... drinking my coffee and watching the family trying to regroup...
down here in French Lique...

21 comments:

Candy said...

Like your new self id picture. And so glad you didn't get injured by 'THE BIRDS' boy that's a movie from way back. But still you better keep watch (I was going to say 'keep an eye out, but that was kinda creepy)

Your Ricky is a mechanic marvel.

Happiness today to you,
Candy

prof en retraite said...

Oh, what a cutie, Dixie! I had a baby robin in my bacyard for two days, so needless to say, the staff didin't get their morning outing with me! My bluebirds have babies in th enesting box right now. I can hear them when their parents bring them grub...lol! Have a wonderful day!...hugs...Debbie

prof en retraite said...

Oops! Could I type any worse?

Cathy said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the morning!!!

The baby bird is so precious sitting there. I can't beleive you got his picture. I am glad you survived te attack.

I don't remember if I mentioned it before but I love your new blogdress. The color is beautiful.
I think it suits you!!!

Enjoy the rest of your day!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Angela said...

How exciting to see a baby like that! Thanks for risking life and limb to take this great picture to share with us!!!! I too love watching the birds. They were about to eat me out of house and home this Winter! lol I quit feeding them in May when all of the bugs came out but I need to go ahead and fill the feeders back up just to draw them back to the yard to eat more bugs in the yard. Since I started feeding the birds I don't have as many bugs in the yard. I made sure to plant some sunflowers in the garden just for them.

We've been somewhat lucky that it has been raining here on a regular basis but it hasn't been dry enough to run the tiller in the garden. At least we are out of that nasty drought from last year!!! We have well water need I say more! hehehe

God Bless!
Angela

trash talk said...

That photo was worth risking bird poop in the hair for!
Yesterday, a pair of robins got after my Jakie...he must have been close to the nest. He didn't know what to think!
I love the new look; makes me want to shake mine up. Maybe I will when I get just a little more time!
Debbie

Deb said...

lots of baby birds right now...unfortunately I have found several that didn't make it...glad you weren't injured...those scissor tails can be mean...seen them dive bombing my dogs before...cute photo...

Keetha Broyles said...

The fledging phase is perilous, whether one is a bird or a human, no?

About your blog background - - - I didn't VOTE because I can't tell you in those three tiny choices my REASONS. Reasons are very important.

I like your blog both ways - - - however, these fancy, smancy "free" backgrounds take a LONG time to load. Also, the black makes your stuff "pop" - - - so for those two reasons I like the black.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Don't you just love bird watching?!
I been able to follow two nestings this spring from eggs to baby birds - a robin and mockingbird. Enjoy your blog!

MiMi said...

Those mama birds can be scary! I'm gonna go sit on my porch now, it sounds so peaceful.
Macey

Joy said...

What a sweet baby. I'm sure that momma was having a fit.
If she only knew you were going to be sharing her baby's picture with all of us.


Joy

Aimee said...

Awww, how cute! We have had 2 little birdies that have fallen out of nests at our house. We try to keep them away from the street and in the shrubs until they can fly. Those mama birds sure are protective though! If only they knew were trying to help the babies!

Laura said...

What a wonderful morning adventure.

I need to see if my wireless connection will make it out to my patio.

Great idea Miss Dixoe.

Lauri

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Too funny Dixie...sounds like a Hitchcock movie to me...Hope you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

mbkatc230 said...

What a wonderful way to start your morning. Great shot of the baby, even if it came at great personal risk! We have a neighbor cat who is always getting knocked off the back fence by our resident mockingbirds and bluejays - you'd think he'd learn not to sit there. At this point the score is birds 30, cat zip!
Kathy

Sue said...

Dixie, I,too, have been "swooped" by a Momma Bird when I tried to investigate her youngin'. And here you were, trying to be the good neighbor to your fine feathered friends.... Stay on the porch and look from afar, from now on! :-)Sue

bj said...

I have my first Wordless up...just wondered about what time you have Mr. Stinky Linky visit ?

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh Dixie! I'm so glad you made it back to safety. Poor little guy.....and here you were just trying to help! :-) I don't have a laptop......sure wish I did!

Hugs!
Spence

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Awww, what a sweet baby.

Leah said...

great picture.

we love birds at our house too. just got a new feeder and bird bath and are anxiously waiting for visitors. :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Well, a really good blogger would have surely gotten a photo of the parents! Just kidding. Glad they didn't leave any poop on your head. I would probably have broken a leg running away in fright! laurie