Backyard Buddy


Chickadee ©16 May 2017 Suzanne G. McClendon

Have a blessed day, y’all!

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On Butterfly Wings


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Who Is It?

This is the second time that I’ve seen this bird in our yard, but the first time it was anywhere near close enough to get a picture with any detail.  Do any of you know what kind of bird this is?


Ash Throated Flycatcher  ©19 May 2017 Suzanne G. McClendon

Thanks for any help with identifying this bird.

Have a blessed day, y’all!

UPDATE: We now have an identification on this bird, thanks to Barbara over at Teleportingweena.  It is an Ash Throated Flycatcher.  Thank you, Barbara!

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Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by McGuffy’s Reader and 15 and Meowing. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!


Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. I have googled _________________________.
  2. I have__________________________ on Ebay.
  3. I think ________________________________.
  4. ______________ thinks __________________.


Here are my responses:

I have googled all sorts of things over the years. Most recently I have looked for definitions of words, information about bird eggs, bird identifications, how to create a backyard habitat, and how to make hashbrowns.

I have researched real estate on Ebay. Not that we’ll ever be able to afford it, but it is fun looking anyway.

I think…a lot of things! I think our new little baby birds look like little punk rock aliens.  I am wondering if they really are baby wrens or if someone else put their eggs in there when the wren wasn’t looking. One of them looks like it has a wild mohawk hairdo.

David thinks making YouTube videos is fun.  How about helping a guy out and subscribing to his YouTube channel? We’re 8 days away from his stroke-iversary.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful for him to have lots of new watchers to help him celebrate a year of recovery and survival? It would mean the world to me if you all subscribed to his channel.  Click here to visit his YouTube channel: David McClendon  Thank you!

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Share Your World

cees_share-your-world_041514-sywbannerHow many languages do you you speak?

Four: American, Grandma-Practice, Critter-mommy, and Cranky Old Neighbor Lady

What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating?

Reading: Choices by J. E. Laufer and Happy Tales by Diane de Mere

Watching: At this very moment, the words go up on this screen. I don’t generally watch television. Otherwise, after the sun comes up, I am outside watching the birds and squirrels.

Listening to: Petra sneezing. Laynie saying “bless you”. The air conditioner and fans.

Eating: Soft-shell tacos.  It is Taco Tuesday, afterall.

What was the last photo you took with your phone?

The last one taken on my phone was a picture of Vivaldi. He was hopping around the bathroom. Due to potential privacy issues, I can’t post that one. But, this one was just before it.


Squirrel ©15 May 2017 Suzanne G. McClendon

What is your favorite time of day?

Night is my favorite time of the day. I am a night owl by nature and am my most productive during the night.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful for the opportunity to spend some time watching the wildlife in our yard each day and very happy for the moments I am lucky enough to get a good picture out of the experience.

I am looking forward to seeing our new baby Carolina Wrens! I am not tall enough to see into the lamp where the nest is with my actual eyes. I have to hold the camera up and point it into the lamp, hoping for a clear shot.


Carolina Wren Eggs ©28 April 2017 Suzanne G. McClendon


Carolina Wren Hatchlings? ©15 May 2017 Suzanne G. McClendon

The last picture didn’t look like eggs in there anymore, but naked bird colored-somethings that I hope are the baby birds. I haven’t heard any chirping, so I am hoping and praying that they are okay. Their parents keep flying in and out of the nest. They would abandon it if their babies were dead in there, wouldn’t they? So, I hope their activity there means the babies are alive and well and will be chirping away very soon. We hope to get videos of the flying lessons.

Please be sure to hop over and visit our hostess Cee at her blog.

Have a blessed day, y’all!



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