Saturday, April 13, 2013

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Avocado



While wiping the kitchen table, I saw something flutter by and down to the ground, walked over to see who stopped by and there were Mr and Mrs Cardinal walking and grabbing things off the ground, suddenly a male Jay showed up, then another male Jay.. I watched them eat for about 10 minutes , opened the door causing them to leave  and you can see what they were eating in above photos.
(Not my birds, free clip art courtesy Microsoft )

avocado the size of a BB 10 feet up in the tree

They were eating tiny buds off the avocado tree, thousands of the flowers and buds came down on the ground from 4 inches of rain and a lot of wind. Woo HOO on the rain, we loved it.


Can you find the blow fly?

Looks like another bumper crop of fruit for the squirrels and birds in a few months. Sunday morning, I was totally entertained by two jays while making up the bed. One sat on the sill, 3 feet from my nose, the other stood on the rim to the rain barrel. once again they were belly up to the avocado buffet.




26 comments:

Ann said...

I guess word is out that the mad snapper is serving up gourmet meals. I'm sure the birds also enjoy the pleasant atmosphere :)

Betty Manousos said...

good morning sandra!
these are awesome photos.
i really like those 2 bottom ones.
such a beautiful dof!!you know how much i love bubble bokeh.

you're really lucky to have all these beauties vising you.
thanks for your delightful post and photos!

gourmet meals? chuckling over ann's comment!

happy weekend!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, hope that those hungry birds leave some avocado buds for you to enjoy the fruit later...assuming you do like them. I do, but Grenville does not so if we are ever served any when dining out, I get to enjoy his share as well...works for me.

Madi and Mom said...

MOL LOVE YOUR BIRDS...your creativity astounds and delights me
Hugs
Mom and Madi

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

YES, I saw the fly!

Hooray for rain and for fruit! :-)

TexWisGirl said...

glad they're enjoying themselves and entertaining you. lovely bokeh in the last 2 shots!

Snapper II said...

Great photos.
I hope your dogs don't get any of the fruit.

Susannah said...

Sandra, Blue Jays can be very entertaining. Great pics. Have a nice day.

Susannah

Inger said...

Looks like they will have plenty to eat. Lovely photos as usual. Great that you got so much rain!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So do you get a chance to eat any of those avocados when they are ready?

Chatty Crone said...

Okay as long is they are not wearing an itsy bitsy tinee weinee polka dot bikini - do you get that?? lol Love the birds. sandie

Eva Ason said...

Great shots as usual, like the close ups. Nice montage of the birds.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hooray for the rain! Love these shots, those last two are really special. Have a wonderful weekend!

Linda said...

Your birds have good taste!!!

Ginny said...

I love seeing what YOU are seeing from your doors and windows. I think the fly is kind of green and almost at the top??

SweetMarie said...

such pretty buds! you have a rain barrel? what do you do with the water? is it filtered??

Catherine said...

And look at all your 'green'! Am I jealous? Well yes... yes I am. LOL!
Hope you are having a terrific weekend Sandra!
xo Catherine

Deb said...

great photos Sandra....glad you got some rain...hope your having an great day today...

SquirrelQueen said...

I'm glad to hear you finally got some rain. Things are really going to be growing and blooming in your yard now.

The birds and squirrels are going to have a real feast in the coming months. Me, I'm thinking guacamole!

Mary Hone said...

When we had our house, I had a bird feeder outside the window. The jays would come and get the sunflower seeds. I loved watching them, and listening to them.

Rose said...

Yes, I found the blowfly...the birds must have really had a feast!

Maple Lane said...

I enjoyed your pics very much. We (and the cats) are being entertained by mockingbirds.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

So, were they eating your avacado buds? Stupid birds. I love avacados and would be chasing them with a broom. :)

LC said...

Loved this hike into the nature sanctuary that is your yard!

Linda said...

So many interesting things in your yard to photograph. The avocado buds are so pretty.

Dee said...

You feed your birds well :)