This is a follow up to the recent ‘Bird Camps’ post because a couple of my devoted blog readers and friends, sent me their gorgeous photos to share with you!
The first three photos are from my friend Barbara who lives in a beautifully wooded area, surprisingly close to Washington DC. She is an amateur photographer whose photos I have often admired. How she managed to get these photos of the Robin’s eggs and chicks I have no idea, but kudos to her! How exquisite is that Robin’s egg blue colour?
The last photo is one of many wonderful wildlife photos my cousin, Donna, in Wyoming has taken. They live up high in the mountains, just a little way from the timberline, in a very small community that was originally established for logging. It is a gorgeous area with lots of wildlife, but this time of year it is the return of the hummingbirds that she loves because it means summer is nearly there. They have about a week of summer (just kidding) so they enjoy it intensely. She tells me…
“They put themselves in a state of torpor at night in the spring here. It’s the only way for them to survive the night time lows. Also they eat gnats like crazy not just nectar from flowers and feeders. I could go on and on, they are a great source of enjoyment to me. In the winter, of course, I love the chicadee best, but hummers rule in the summer.”
(PS. Just learned something new today from my friend Joanna’s post on the English Robin which is different from the North American one. We have both coincidentally posted something about Robins on the same day!)
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Lorraine Koepfle said:
I can see that I really need to STOP more. That Robin’s nest is just so beautiful and who would guess that Donna would have hummingbirds in her climate?
Fantastic photos. Patient people with such a keen eye! Lovely article. Many thanks for sharing what the rest of us simply look up at with curiosity and wonder what’s on the other side.