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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Up and Down

Yesterday it was In and Out; today Up and Down - at least that what I seemed to be doing for the most part. I wasn't in one spot for long.

I dropped off the plant I bought my friend, and while I was at her farm, she cut me some juicy rhubarb...
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I then carried on to buy some grass seed that I had a 50% off coupon - always handy to buy something half price. I hope to invigorate my front lawn.

On the way home, I stopped at a drive through, bought lunch and headed down to a nearby beach to eat it.

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The tide was far out and there were a few folks enjoying a walk...or in this case a ride...

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Once home, I decided to sit outside in the front to see if any birds landed on the feeders. No such luck, so up again and into the back. I decided to put up the bird feeder and added loose sunflowers. I hope the raccoons don't know it's there. I put up a lounge, and settled myself down with my ereader and camera.

I noticed my first hummingbird of the year, but it was too quick for me! Instead I have added a photoshop brush of a hummingbird to the photo, so it looks like I did take its photo ;)

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This sort of looks like a robin, but it doesn't seem to have enough red colouring.

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* Edit to add:  Female robins are paler in colour, so that probably explains the above two shots!

For comparison, this robin has redder plumage.

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Back inside, I noticed the Warbler in the oak tree again. He flitted back and forth to the feeder, but too quickly for me to get a decent shot.

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House finches were hopping about; I saw at least three colourful ones which are the males.

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Also a Northern Flicker pecked away enjoying ants for dinner!

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All this Up and Downing tired me out!

Some of sunniest days and warmer weather are forecast for the next few days and through the weekend. I like when temperatures are forecast to go UP rather than DOWN.

4 comments:

  1. She's definitely a robin. I had to laugh at you photoshopping a hummingbird into your picture. If only we could do that from what our eyes caught. :)

    One of these days, I'm going to have to learn to like rhubarb. I haven't tried it in years so maybe I should, eh?

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  2. I love all the different kinds of birds you see. Those finches are certainly colorful.

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  3. That's good looking rhubarb, I ate some of mine today!
    You sure are lucky seeing all those birds. Flighty xx

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  4. Hi Hilary ~ Thanks for the confirmation re robin...she looked so sleek and svelte! LOL about the hummingbird. At least I know they're around now...I couldn't resist adding the brush version.

    Some rhubarb recipes are more appealing than others...it can be very tart, or course. Some like it mixed with strawberries, or ginger...Hope you try it, and like it.

    Hi Nikki - I'm really enjoying having time to notice the birds and am getting more familiar with different kinds. Today, the first Chipping Sparrow :) Most of the birds seem to have some bright coloured part!

    Hi Flighty ~ It's healthy rhubarb from the farm...helped along with horse manure! Yes, thanks, I love seeing all the birds.

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