This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, November 21, 2011

birds at the gardens today

garden birds 021
garden birds 015
garden birds 012 garden birds 006
garden birds 002

Just the common birds today. Sparrows, robins, cardinals. I saw but couldn't get photos of chickadees and juncos.

I like to check my IDs of the birds: from top song sparrow, chipping sparrow pair, white throated sparrow, American robin, and northern cardinal. Bird experts - is this right?



Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Great shots, getting up at 6.20a.m. in the dark is hard. But the sounds of the little Robin singing in the new day in the tree outside our house makes me smile and think, if that little thing can get up and go, so can I. Life would be very drab without the little birdies.
Marian (LondonUK)

November 23, 2011 6:35 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Yes the darkness is hard now - and UK has even more darkness than us. I am counting the days til we are on the other side of the solstice.

November 26, 2011 11:20 AM

Blogger JenSwan60 said...

That's a beautiful photo with the cardinal. Would make a sweet and peaceful holiday card.

November 30, 2011 1:33 AM

Blogger Miri said...

A darling site. And you've correctly named the birds.I'm going to begin a window gardening blog, shortly. I'll link to your "elder statesman" blog.
Emily at
in urban Brooklyn NY

December 01, 2011 1:19 PM

Blogger Green Tamarind said...

I agree with most of the bird IDs, but picture 015 is not chipping sparrows. The chap on the left is your song sparrow again. The pink bill and buffy brown colour of the chap on the right indicate it's a field sparrow. They are very good photos!

December 16, 2011 10:31 PM


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