The other morning I heard lots of noise outside, I knew it wasn't the Chickadees or regular visitors we've been having. I looked out the window and found the Bushtits have returned. They were regular visitors all winter at the suet feeder, but we haven't seen much of them lately. It seems they have returned for the suet and some bathing. There were probably 10 that kept flying in and out of the waterfall.
This looks like the one in charge with her helper. The birds were going all the way under the large stone. Maybe they wanted privacy.
Just standing around.
Room enough for two. There was a third trying to squeeze in too. I've seen Chickadees in this before and only one fit in. This just shows how small these guys are.
I guess they decided one at a time was more comfortable.
Hope you are all having a great weekend. I won't be around to visit until tomorrow, we're still busy with the soccer tournament of my daughter's.
Oh my goodness how sweet they are. Boy they must be tiny if smaller than chickadees.ReplyDelete
Hi Catherine, what little darlings they are! I can imagine the noise of so many at once trying to cool down and get a drink. The two in the angel are just too cute. Have fun at your soccer tournament. We had four playing at the same time, needless to say we have been to a whole lot of soccer games. :-)ReplyDelete
How delightful to enjoy these little cuties. They look like they are having a blast in the water.ReplyDelete
So sweet to see them playing near water... They must be enjoying themselves. You do have extra patience to wait and shoot.... Beautifully captured photographs.ReplyDelete
What great fun they were having !!ReplyDelete
Very, very nice water feature...not real big but lots of interest.
Such lovely birds and photos. I am so glad I can see your blog again and enjoy it.ReplyDelete
We do not get those kind of birds. They are so cute. They are really liking your water falls. The first one looks like it is bossing or scolding the others about.ReplyDelete
They were so cute...we don't have these kind of birds in our area!ReplyDelete
I have never heard of this bird. I will look it up. It has great coloring. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Cute birds. I bet they are really really small indeed. I've not seen them before.ReplyDelete
They are adorable! The smallest bird we have here are the warblers. They like to sit outside our bedroom window in the morning and sing their little hearts out.ReplyDelete
Love the one that looks like he is giving orders!ReplyDelete
How cute!! Wonderful captures!ReplyDelete
So cute! I love the waterfall that they are "showering" underneath!ReplyDelete
I love this post! The pics are awesome of these small cute birds. Thanks for sharing! -JackieReplyDelete
We're back after a fun weekend full of soccer.ReplyDelete
The Bushtits have been back off and on most of the days since they first returned. They love suet and all hang on the feeder together.
They aren't much bigger than hummingbirds and are always in little flocks when they visit.
Catherine, nice job on photographing these birds. Looks like that cherub is taking good care of the tiny birds.ReplyDelete
Oh they are ADORABLE and you got such great photos of them. How cute they are crammed into your angel bath. I've never seen them in my yard ~ I'll have to check my book and see if they are in our area. Hope you had a good weekend ~ it sounded like it was going to be very busy!ReplyDelete
Oh gosh, how adorable!ReplyDelete
Catherine, I spend a lot of time waiting for bird photo opps but haven't had too much luck. Your photos of these teeny guys are great! And I love the feeder statue...very cute!ReplyDelete
Wow, what darlings! This settles it: I officially plan to install a waterfall! :-) But I'll probably find my chickens playing in the water like these birds! Thanks so much for the lovely blog.ReplyDelete
Delightful shots, Catherine. And I always like a little privacy when taking a batch, especially when a photographer is around ;)ReplyDelete