Sunday, June 4, 2017

BACKYARD BLISS

The star of the yard for me in the summer, Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
May was a busy month, we were on vacation for two weeks, various appointments and errands. We always seemed to be on the go. I was looking forward to spending an entire day in our backyard  and yesterday, except for a walk to the corner store, we did just that.

We spent the majority of the day sitting on the deck watching the wildlife entertainment which included different species of butterflies, birds and mammals.  We also got some more planting done and brought out the yard ornaments. We enjoyed some Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum and a BBQ for dinner. It was a great day in our backyard!

Decorating the yard. 

Planted "Foxglove" this year, we hear it is popular with Hummingbirds.

Impatiens are new to the yard this year.
One of the most enjoyable parts of the afternoon was watching this Momma Robin feed her young. At first we thought it was only one fledgling she was dealing with. But we counted 4 she was taking care of as the day went on, and we saw them all at one time. She had them scattered all over the yard, all at different stages, but she gathered them all together come dusk.

Momma Robin worked hard all day to feed her 4 young.
Hungry!
Quiet for the moment.
See how well they blend in with their surroundings? (3 in the pic)
The mammals come out at dusk, though we did have a walk-through by a raccoon earlier in the day. We think he was looking for a new place to sleep due to lots of construction noise for a while at a neighbors.

One of the two skunks that are in the backyard regularly. 
At one point the hummingbird came up to the tree close to the deck for a rest.
We look forward to spending many more days in the backyard like yesterday.

A rainy Sunday morning in the sanctuary. 



3 comments:

Barbara Canney said...

You have a great yard with so many feathered and furry critters. Glad you had yesterday to enjoy it.

Angie in T.O. said...

Thanks for reading Barbara, and for leaving a comment! :)

Debbie Gallo said...

You've made a beautiful oasis in your yard. How wonderful to have so much wildlife to share your home with!