"Am I too big a bird to bathe in this little bird bath?"
Wish I could show you a video of this bird bathing, it is a Brown Thrasher and that brown color is just beautiful! Each and every state has a "state bird" and for Georgia it is the Brown Thrasher. Can you see that it is rather large? And also that it has a gorgeous long tail? You should see it all fanned out! It is in the same family as the Mockingbird and it also "mimics" other birds. If you hear a bird repeating a phrase THREE times, that would be a mockingbird. If the bird repeats TWO times, that would be the Brown Thrasher! (Now listen, it might be very important for you all to know this one day, so don't forget it! HA HA.)
We also have another brown feathered bird visitor. It is the Carolina wren!
Quite a difference in size! Now that little tail is constantly moving up and down, that should be a very good way to identify it. The song from this little bird is amazing. I read somewhere that one of the Native American names for it translated into "Little bird with a big voice." Now, I have no idea if that is true but if so, it fits perfectly.
If we want to go even smaller, let me show you a great shot that Richard got of the male Ruby throat hummingbird! You know it's male because of the ruby throat, which you can only see if the bird is turned just right.
Here's the female!
We do love our birds! Of course, we have other visitors that are also very welcome.
Anoles, get a grip!
What marvelous creatures they are!
(Milk jug that Richard uses outside for watering is used by this anole for posing.)
Anoles are a bit different in their "sticking power", so to speak. Want the science behind it? Read all about it just here!
The pretty purple flowers that I received for Mother's Day lasted a long time!
So, May is almost over now. The May flowers are always very welcome.
Hope you are all well! Let's get on the Chattanooga Choo Choo! (Richard played this on the guitar at a party this month. I don't have Richard on video but I found another lad from Croydon...Ralph McTell!)