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To better enjoy the benefits of WordPress, I am moving this blog to http://www.fowlvisions.com. Please come visit us at our new location. The rooster is moving, the hens, and the soon-to-be hatched baby chicks.

I hope to see you at our new location!

Looks like we are going to have another woodpecker family in our backyard. Actually this is in our neighbors backyard but close enough that I can see it from the chicken pen.

Woodpecker

Note to visitor–We’ve moved! Our new blog is located at http://www.fowlvisions.com. Be sure to visit me over there.

last picture of baby wrens before launch
Last picture before they launched.

Mother wren feeding babies
Mother feeding babies.

The pictures above were taken on the 31st. Earlier today, April 1st, I went to check on my chickens and of course, the nest of wrens, and there was all kinds of chirping going on from the wren family. It seems our neighbor’s cat was spying on the babies as they were leaving the nest. Even the squirrels were screeching at them!

I ran the cat off but had to keep a close eye on it because it kept coming back over in our yard.

Anyway, the babies launched on April Fool’s Day! There will be no more baby wren pictures unless I find another nest. Next will be the baby chicks when they hatch, which is not far off.

Until the next entry…

Hey everybody…thanks for visiting. Now come visit me at my new location, http://www.fowlvisions.com. Hope you can drop by.

If you have watched birds at one time or another you have probably seen one fighting with the image of itself in a mirror. It seems at our house the Tutfted Titmouse takes the prize for being the most aggressive.

This little bird is enthralled with my husbands truck mirrors. They are large and seem to attract them no matter where it is sitting.

bird fighting Tufted Titmouselaunch attack Tufted TitmouseWho Won?  Tufted Titmouse
These little birds are so much fun to watch. I don’t know what attracts them to the mirrors, but it makes no difference if it parked in the front or back yard, they find his truck.

Here is a couple of more pictures from some of my visitors outside my office window. There are actually two doves and they hang out in the bushes but do wander out occasionally. The size of them tells me they are young. Very cute!
mourning doveadventurous mourning dove
These are pictures of only one of the doves. I will work at catching them both together in one shot.

Today it is kind of dreary outside but I will keep a close watch to see if I can find some of my other feathered friends doing some of their bird antics.

Until the next time…

Hey everyone…we’ve moved! Please visit us at our new location http://www.fowlvisions.com. I hope to see you there.

Acrobatic Rooster

In some of my past travels through Alabama, I pulled up a piece of a Wisteria vine growing along the side of the road. I think the vines are beautiful and they multiply greatly.

It seems my rooster and chickens have a different opinion of the vine. Normally at this time of the year the bees are all over it. Since the chickens are penned up, they have managed to keep the bees away and enjoy the plant. Some of the plants are low hanging and the chickens and rooster jump up to pull some of the blooms off the vine.

Rooster checking out the wisteria vinerooster jumping for the wisteria vine
My acrobatic rooster. The hens also do the same thing, I just haven’t caught them in action with the camera.

It won’t be long now before the baby chicks are hatched. I love watching how they grow overnight and change before my eyes. I will be sure to keep you updated when the event happens.

Thanks for visiting and come back soon!

Carole

Hey there, we’ve moved!  Come visit us at http://www.fowlvisions.com.  Same great info and lots of pictures of birds, chickens, hens, and of course, the rooster.

I am amazed at how quickly the baby birds grow. I have watched the progress in baby chicks before but still am surprised everytime I check on these baby birds.

baby wrens
babies checking me out while I check them out

As you can see by the picture, the nest is in a hanging plant. Wrens seem to make their nest in just about any little nook or cranny. I am watching them daily and this afternoon while snapping additional photos of the babies, the mother flew up and fed them. I didn’t have my good camera but I still took a couple of shots in hopes that I could doctor them up in photoshop. If so, I will share tomorrow.

I haven’t shared any pictures of my rooster and hens lately so here are some of my flock.rooster and hens
Pictured are from lower to upper: Ugly, an Aracauna hen; Rooster, a cross-breed between a Light Brahma rooster and a black Sexlink hen; and Henny Penny, a cross-breed the same mix as Rooster. Where the colors came from in the rooster I do not know because the father was white with a tail the same color as his. The mother was solid black.

In the background is a Silver-laced Wyandotte hen called Lacy that you can just barely see around the rooster. I also have a Barred-rock hen called Pepper.
This rooster has the best disposition. So did his father. I have heard tales of some mean roosters and am sure as I grow my flock I will run across some. I am not looking forward to the day because I have heard they can be vicious.

Unfortunately for my backyard chickens, they are having to stay in a pen the majority of the time. Our house is up for sale and some people just do not like my animals. Occasionally I let them out if I know for sure someone is not looking at the house. The last time I did though the chickens got in my flower bed and scratched up all the new plants I had just planted the day before.

My friend is currently building her a hen house and I am anxious to see the progress. I will definitely share when I go to visit her with camera in hand. She does a good job in building stuff so I am sure it will be great.

Until the next time, thanks for visiting and make sure to comment or ask questions if you feel like it.

Carole

Hey there, we’ve moved!!  Come on over to our new site at www.fowlvisions.com.  Same great stuff and more of it!

male bluebird on nesting box
Male eastern bluebird in the morning hours scoping the scene.

male and female bluebird on nesting box
Female and male eastern bluebirds in the morning hours.

This is the view from my office window. I love watching the birds in the morning. They seem to be very active in the early morning and then slow down about 11am. Maybe it is nesting time. I don’t know but it suddenly gets quiet.

The bluebird box in the picture is probably about 7 years old and has raised several families. I have never witnessed the launch of the babies (mainly because I am too impatient) but after the launch I know they are gone because they sit close by in the trees for a few days.

Our house is up for sale now and this bluebird box will go with us when we move. It’s not that I couldn’t get another but I just enjoy knowing that this box has been at two homes with us and will go to the next and continue raising more families.

Here’s a another photo I took later in the afternoon of the male. He is sooooo beautiful!

male eastern bluebird late afternoon

This is actually a half-way decent picture. This is not normal for me! :)

I hope you enjoy my pictures as much as I enjoy taking them. If you do, send me some love in the form of a comment!

Thanks for looking!

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