Monday, May 26, 2008

Spring is in the air

It's taken a while here in Michigan for the feeling of spring to sink in. We've had one of the chilliest springs I can remember. It was a warm and wonderful Memorial Day reaching close to 80 degrees but tomorrow's weather is going to be a let-down, maybe reaching 60 degrees.

A pair of cardinals has nested in a bush that we have alongside the east side of our house, about 6 feet from our constantly opening and closing back door. I was able to open the bush to let enough light in to take a couple pictures of the nest. In this one you can see a baby head and beak sticking up on the right side of the nest.
This is the best shot I could get of the newborns.
The brilliant-colored daddy likes to hang out on our porch, around to the south-facing front of the house. I think he hangs out there to try to intimidate us with his sharp chirp. He gets pretty close to the house, usually landing on one of the chairs we have out there. Here he is on the back of the chair.

I think on this particular day he could see our cat through the window and he was chirping a warning to her. He gets pretty bold here hopping on down to the ottoman of the chair, chirping at the window.

Here is one of our cats, Pebbles, wishing she could have a break from dry cat food. She was making these funny, hopeful sounds as she sat watching the show Mr. Red was putting on.

1 comment:

Rosie the Riveted said...

Loved the shot of cat and bird!!!!