Friday, April 4, 2008

Feathered Visitors...

It's been a busy, bustling week of flapping feathers and chirping calls in our backyard bird haven. Each year around this time when the robins visit in masses to nibble on juniper berries and bathe, I know that spring is just around the corner. I just love that......

This week, I captured a few fun bird moments at our community bird bath and around various roosts in our yard. The highlight was an owl visitor at dusk that quietly perched on a branch, eyes darting all about! I've never seen an owl in our yard, and I'm sure my smaller bird friends were not as excited as I was upon his visit! But, it was quite a treat....(Hmmm, and guess what I'm sculpting now.... hoot hoot! ) These little critters are full of inspiration for me......

I'll post a few photos below for you to enjoy......

~ Johanna


* Two robins look about between sips of cool water....


* A small owl perches on a low juniper branch at dusk, hence the grainy photo, but you can still see him.... Jack (my cat) and I had our noses pressed against the glass!


* My spoiled sparrow friends eat seeds from a large terracotta dish..Typically, you'll see squirrels feeding here throughout the day..... See, JP's nice stonework too...


* Adorable zoom of a sparrow, nestled in the tree....


* A sweet robin in silhouette roosts on the peek of our garage roof.... I love that pic....


* Two starlings bathe in the same water the robins were just drinking from..... Hmmm, I guess that's acceptable bird etiquette :)


* The robin at right watches his buddy munch down a juniper berry.... cute!


* What are you looking at?!!!!

9 comments:

Kristen Beason Designs said...

Great birdie photos. Seeing robins always makes me think of The Secret Garden. Ah, I hope spring is here to stay in NE Ohio. I've been dethatching the yard and I love that earthy smell. Always enjoy seeing your snapshots of nature!
~Kristen

Anonymous said...

Love the bird photos, especially that owl! What a treat!

Barb

Designs by CK said...

Johanna ~ CUTE birdie pics! :)

CK

Carolee said...

What wonderful photos, Johanna! I especially love the owl - very cool....can't wait to see the new piece he inspired. :)

~ Carolee

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

I want an owl to visit me, Johanna!!! Great pics!! I love the birds visiting in the birdbath!! Stop by and see my latest hawk pics!! Hugs, Trudy

Sandra Evertson said...

Love this post!
Sandra Evertson

Doreen said...

What beautiful pictures. I especially love the sparrow and the owl.

Love your work.

Doreen

vintagepaletteart said...

Adorable pics of your fine feathered friends Johanna! And to have your very own resident owl! How wonderful!

Thanks again for sharing such amazing pics!

*Lori

Kitty Forseth said...

Jeez, how did I miss this post?? Wonderful pics!! The sparrow and the owl are my faves I think, lucky you :).

Thanks for sharing!

xo Kitty