One of my favorite things to do on a good weather day is bird watching right from our balconies. Fortunately, we do have trees around us and in the morning and late afternoon the birds are quite busy chasing each other, singing their songs and flying from tree to tree. To me it is a very peaceful time. Of course, it's also a chance to use my Canon to get up close and personal without them expecting a thing.
When I first looked at the above pictures I gasped. The red stains made me think that somehow the birds had gotten hurt, but when I realized they all had the same sort of stains, it finally clicked. I had recently been finding berries on the balcony and wasn't sure where they were coming from. Sometimes the boy upstairs throw things from the roof so I suspected it was from him.
It finally dawned on me that directly off our bedroom balcony is a tree filled with berries. I hadn't paid much attention to it and don't ever recall it being loaded with so much fruit before, but the birds are obviously having a field day with it. Turns out it is a mulberry tree.
I've also noticed in the past few weeks a lot of baby birds. Even though they are about as big as their parents, they are still being beak fed and learning how to fly. So sweet!
Tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. I will have even more time for bird watching.
Spring Break begins.
10 days of blissful freedom.
I'm so excited.
Hope you are having a great week.