Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Birdie Babies #WordlessWednesday

Yesterday, walking in our local park, we saw the first Canada Geese with goslings.  They were so close to the walking path that we took a wide detour through the grass  (hoping we saw all the goose leavings on said grass) and I didn't stop to get a picture.  I know better, having owned domestic geese at one time.

Spring has officially arrived and it is so interesting if a bird gives you a chance to see its young ones grow.

The encounter yesterday reminded me of another walk we took last week, in Ithaca, New York.  This time we were further away and I dared to take a picture. 

This is a purple martin house, also in Ithaca.  Wishing I had a better camera than my iPhone, I got this picture.  There is a family of purple martins in each "apartment".  Here's more on these fascinating birds.

Finally, these birds may be parents but they haven't taken babies into our yard.  The male Northern Cardinal (on ground) did last year.  The male Red-Bellied Woodpecker (feeder), I suspect, won't.  It's still so nice hosting them, though.


Joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for her #WordlessWednesday.


  1. ...the geese are multiplying like rabbits here.

  2. Such a delightful bunch, every single of them. Must be a pleasure to host the ones that summer with you.

    Its officially sweltering summers in our part of the world and we are happy the bird feeder and water we leave out provides them some respite.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  3. One of the great joys at this time of the annual cycle is to observe birds breeding. A couple of chickadees have been showing interest in one of our nest boxes, so our fingers are crossed!

  4. What good captures looks like a nice walk too :-)

    Have a goslingtastic week 👍

  5. I do miss our home in the wooded area north of our current residence. The woods were filled with a seemingly infinite variety of birds. We live in town now and the feeders are dominated by sparrows, robins, and starlings. In the winter we do get finches and cardinals, but I miss the blue birds, pillieated woodpeckers, flickers, and the occasional orioles. Have a blessed Wordless Wednesday.

  6. Awww, this time of year brings us so many babies to watch grow up. So precious.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Hug. ♥

  7. Spring time babies ~ sweet photos ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Oh yes, I've seen the Canadian geese's goslings around us. They give me the side eye when I approach. They hiss when I get too close. (Kind of can't avoid it when they're right next to the sidewalk.)

  9. So cute these images! Adorable!
    Happy WW and a fine week!😘❤️

  10. thecontemplativecat here. I grew up in Illinois, near Griggsville where the downtown is a literal hotel for the Purple Martins. I saw some baby geese in the pond with the mamas.

  11. It is baby bird season. I encountered a young cardinal with its parent in my backyard just today.

  12. It fun to watch baby gosling swimming the dad and mom.
    Coffee is on, and stay safe.

  13. I would love to see baby birds. Early in spring, a Carolina wren made a nest on my front porch, but she apparently ended up choosing another spot because no eggs ever appeared in the nest.

  14. It is lovely to see the babies. We have a lot of blackbird, sparrow and blue tit fledglings. All the birds seem to be doing very well this year in spite of the sparrow hawk that is constantly flying around.


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