Sunday, June 5, 2011

Big Day for Birds in Bob's Backyard!

Last night we went to Camden Yards to watch the O's play the Toronto Bluejays with some tickets my boss graciously provides. Toronto was winning for most of the game but all that changed when Baltimore’s Mark Reynolds stepped up to the plate.The O's were trailing 3 to 1 and the bases were loaded when Reynolds blasted home his first career Grand Slam that powered the Orioles to a 5 - 3 victory over Toronto. This was our second visit to see the O's play and both times they won. Candy and I would like to think we had a little something to do with that.

Orioles Mark Reynolds hits a Grand Slam
Gail Burton/ Associated Press

The very next day, what do I see in my yard for the very first time?

Where's Waldo?

My first Oriole!
An Oriole makes an appearance in our yard for the first time.

Baltimore Oriole
A quick pose and then he was gone. Coincidence? I think not.

 Bluebird Mom & Baby
Momma Bluebird on the fence teaching her baby how to fly.

Mom has a lot of patience.

The baby Blue wants to be fed like old times.

A stern lecture is given.

Properly chastised the message is understood.

Male Bluebird
The Bluebird Dad looks on approvingly.

Meanwhile, back at the Bluebird house.

Mom and Dad Wren take turns feeding the 7 babies.

Wrens feeding their young
This goes on about every five minutes, all day long.

A thankless job
The end is nowhere in sight.

An unidentified new arrival
An unknown arrival. I plan to look him up in Bob's big book of birds.

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