Monday, February 18, 2013

Sing To Me, Robin

Me and husband were
just sitting out in the
back yard on Sunday
watching the birds
and listening to their
song.  I think this is
the American Robin,
but not sure.
My husband started
making bird noises
to them, and they
sang right back to
him.  Before I knew
it, there were many
birds flying about in
our back yard
chirping their song.
Then, a couple of
Mourning Doves
visited us, and we
smiled, as the
Mourning Dove 
forms strong pair
Here they are
kissing eachother.
When I took this
picture of the moon,
I noticed a face on it.
Do you see it too?

I love bird watching,
and I hope my fine
feathered friends
come back to visit
us again soon. 




hi-d said...


This is such a sweet post. I love the birdies...especially the mourning doves. We had a pair that came to visit our back porch at our last place. hmmm...I wonder what happened to them? :)

You captured some lovely photos as well.

Happy week to you,

Katherine Wolak said...

Oh birds, LOVE birds.. they are so special and close to nature... thank you for sharing!


~The Robins Nest~ said...

Trust me, you don't want me to sing to you! All I can do is make a joyful noise! ~ Yes, that is an American Robin and you got some great photos of it-I really loved this whole post. The doves are so precious.
One time my son and I were in the back yard and I said, "watch this, a chickadee is going to land on my finger" My son just kind of laughed like "whatever mom"- I stretched my finger out towards a tree, waited a couple of minutes and sure enough a chickadee landed on it!!!! My son couldn't believe it and the funny part is I had never done that before but just had a feeling it would happen - Or maybe it was faith that it would happen, either way I was glad my son was there to witness it!

Rebeca Mello said...

Dear, they are so cute, my grandpa loves!

Japolina said...

What a cute story. Your husband is the "bird whisperer"

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Sheri, I have so many bird stories too....

Yes, this is the American Robin. We had two sweet lady robins make nests on our property over the last two years. We lovingly named them, "Mrs. Robinson." So when we would see her, my husband would start singing the hit song, "Mrs. Robinson" from the movie, The Graduate! We still have a nest sitting on or front door overhang that Mrs. Robinson started to build one windy March day. We have a little speak-easy window on our front door from where we could observe her. My husband kept saying, "Her nest is not going to hold up in this wind....." Well, she showed HIM! She came back with MUD in her beak and slapped that baby together so tightly that to this day, after many winters and wind, it remains. That shut him up! teeheee

THEN....when her babies hatched, I watched her feed them. But I had never witnessed this before and it looked as if she was EATING THEM! She would look up from time to time with worm hanging from her beak and an EVIL look in her eye. I cried out to Ruben, "MRS. ROBINSON IS EATING HER BABIES!"

Enjoy it all my dear. Anita

Beauty Follower said...

Lovely pictures!
Have a great week :)

Teresa said...

I Love the painting you drew with your words - the contentement of being together on a Sunday, filling yourselves with beauty nature provides.

I'm blessed with lots of birds' visits in my garden - we have plenty of doves (they nest in the palm trees in front of the kitchen),sparrows and blackbirds.

The dears must be delighted to have met a bird of the human kind in your husband... which remembers me I need to stock in bird feed and fill the feeders. It's being a Long Winter.

Love You,

It's me said...

Love the pictures !!! the face on the

Barbara said...

How adorable, those love(dove)birds. I had to look closer... but then I saw the face in the moon, looks like the head of a snowman :)


Mrs. Smith said...

The pictures are so good! Listening to the birds and watching them just makes life more cheery, doesn't it?

Thank you so much for your prayers for my friend. When I heard from her yesterday evening, she was doing well.

Mary Timmers said...

Enjoy your time sitting outside with the birds and the nice weather. We hope to be getting robins here in a month!


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

How beautiful sitting outdoors and watching the sweet birds, love the photos.
We like to do the same on our deck here too and since not having a cat we have many more birds around. Love the moon picture too.

Happy week

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...Your blog is so beautiful! I love your black and white sidebars. What pretty little birds...Robins are so sweet with their full little chest. What a perfect way to spend time enjoying the sights and sound of the out of doors. There is such a loving little sound that doves make...I have a pair that live in my neighborhood, too.
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I'm so glad you stopped by.
Carolynn xo

Deserae said...

I love watching the birds....they are so beautiful and bring such great entertainment!!!! I am hoping they build a nest outside my kitchen window again this year because I just love watching them while doing the dishes :o)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sheri, I just love this post and your pics are stunning. You are so talented with your camera my friend. My hubby and I do the same thing sitting out back. He talks to the birds and they answer in song. We too have Morning Doves visit and they are so delightful to watch. Your robin pics are beautiful. We also have a bird that visits and sings the THANK YOU song. Do you know that one? I can't remember the bird type. But you know it's spring when you begin to hear them sing THANK YOUUUUUUUUUU!
Lovely post and so inspiring for spring. Cold and rainy this morning but back to the 70's tomorrow.
Have a happy Wednesday.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Celestina Marie said...

Oh I did see the face in the moon too. Wonderful!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Beautiful pictures. I need to just sit and take in nature like this. My neighbors were out front having their morning coffee on Monday and I thought the same thing. I'd love to sit and watch the sweet birds in our backyard. The moon is wonderful and I love the doves kissing :) Thanks for reminding me to slow down. I just loved these pictures!

Linda Primmer said...

I love watching the birds too. They are so cute and it's interesting to see so many different kinds. Did you see my bird treats I made? It's prior to my latest post. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Shirley said...

breathtaking! I love the birds and we are dedicated bird watchers..I love the man in the moon face..can see it clearly..Life is good..
Hope you have a flock of birds visiting you..nature at it's best!

Miky said...

Sheri this birds are very beautiful and sweet.

Anonymous said...

The details that I want to savor even more so during this blogging pause. Not posting as you know, but will continue to visit.
I can see the face on the moon. :)
LOVE the sound mourning doves make.
Enjoy lovely Sheri.

miss b said...

This is such a lovely post and the photos are wonderful. I love the one of the doves kissing and of course the face on the moon. I'm a fan of robins. We have one which regularly sits on the fence in the garden - cute!

Yuli Conversations said...

How cute, pretty birdies!
Wondering if you would like to follow each other? :)
Please let me know, I work from home, so I follow back right away.

joanna said...

Beautiful pictures ,Sheri! they remind me of my back yard when I lived in Maryland :)

Cinzia said...

Hello Shari, your photos are very beautiful!!!

Yuli Conversations said...

Thank you for your sweet comment :) Of course 'Im following, hope you can follow me too. :)

Yuli Conversations said...

Aww Sheri, your kids are so sweet :) i bet it was one of the sweetest days of you life :) but im just posing by the limo, our neighbor own this one and a white one, he parked it on the road so we sneaked in to pose by it ;)

Anne said...

Lovely photos:) Have a great weekend!

Barbara said...

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Ingeborg said...

Hi Sheri,
Beautiful post this is! I love love love birdsongs and always talk to 'my' birds in my garden and sing along with them, and just like in your case they always say something back. In the mornings when I wake up and it's still dark, and then when I put on the light a blackbird always starts talking to me........ of course begging for food LOL. I love that picture of the kissing doves. I have a very special bond with doves and they are special and sending messages all the time to people! Wherever I move, they are there. I guess because I have my eyes open for them. So many wonders to be happy about. Anyway........ the birds in your environment are so pretty!

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Dear Sheri,
I am another bird lover but sorry to say we don't get many birds here anymore on account of the cats. Like going out early in the spring or summer mornings that's when they are around and enjoy hearing them sing. This was a lovely post, thanks for sharing. Have had doves make their nests here in the past, my dad loved doves so I am partial to them. Yes, saw the face on the moon, delightful. Hugs...Lu

Ginger Zuck said...

Very very cool!! Love the birdies and yes I see the face! Love stuff like this. Hope your feathered friends return also so you can share!