"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The GreatWall's Day Off

With apologies to Ferris Bueller,but we called in sick today("I was up all night sick as a dog.").If people up north can have snow days,I think those of us,in Florida,should have "perfect Spring days."It's just so much more fun to stay home on a day like today,than to sit in some office with no windows.
Why shouldn't we be able to stay home and just relax,look around the garden,and enjoy all the hard work we've put in to getting it back in shape,after the cold and freezes of this past winter?
And it's way more fun to watch the back-yard visitors that we had,today,than to sit in front of a computer in a windowless office,don't you think?

A Red-Shouldered Hawk on our neighbors dock Debate is ongoing if this is a juvenile female Cardinal,or some type of wild parakeet.Thoughts anyone?Bueller,Bueller....?
Tufted Titmouse.
(Feel free to jump in,at anytime,and help us out on the identification,people.)

Pileated Woodpecker
(he just refused to give me his good side!)


I'm thinking we need a bird identification book......Any recommendations on a good one?
So,that was our day,at The GreatWall of Lutz.Tomorrow,back to work.Playtime is over.Insert wailing smiley here.


Tink *~*~* said...

I love my Audubon Field Guide to Florida.

The pic of the "cardakeet" is a little too blurry to tell - I think the beak would tell the tale on that one.

Tink *~*~*

Unknown said...

The beak is very red,but the belly seems yellow,with green feathers.

Wicked Gardener said...

Hello! New to the blog and I thought I would say hi! I always wanted to take a sick day when I was perfectly fine, but always thought I'd get caught. Beautiful day to do it.

Gayle said...

You have such a variety of birds in your yard. I'd sit there all day waiting for someone new! Here's to hoping you can take lots of "sick" days soon!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting! I really am thinkng about getting a bird feeder, even more so now that I saw these pictures. It was a nice day, we had a breeze and the high here was 76 degrees.

My frontyard has dollar weed all in the garden beds, I need to get those tomorrow too.


Meems said...

Hey Chris,
Love all the pics of birds in your yard. I'm a newbie to birding I.D.'s so my handy dandy Birds of Florida book is my main stay. You can pick one up at any Wildbirds Unlimited store. The woodpecker is actually a red-bellied... a pileated is about twice as large if that helps.
Glad you are enjoying being in the garden with all the birding activity going on.


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