My life is about living with nature – here you can live it with me!

Ten reasons I miss summer

Baltimore Oriole and Orange
( 10 ) Giving the birds your leftovers!

American Redstart
( 9 ) Confusing Warbler Songs!

Chestnut-sided Warbler
( 8 ) Birds nest building!

Killfawn
( 7 ) Baby bird cuteness

Prairie Warbler
( 6 ) The many colors of Warblers

Eastern Kingbird
( 5 ) Insect eating birds!

Osprey and White Bass
( 4 ) Ospreys being a better fisherman!

Mockingbird
( 3 ) bird mimics!

Palm Warbler
( 2 ) many birding fieldtrips!

Chestnut-sided Warbler
( 1 ) and finally getting back to bird banding!

If you are looking for things to blog about . . . . I would to hear what ten things you miss about summer!!!


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21 responses

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    These photos are fantastic Mon@rch. I could think of 10 things but my pictures wouldn’t be as good as yours are. I hope you are keeping warm.

    5 February 2009 at 7:04 pm

  2. 1. Getting home from work while it is still light out so I can enjoy the birds.

    2. The bird chorus that I hear everytime I walk outside.

    3. Watching birds splash around in my bird bath.

    4. Not breaking your neck on ice while looking at birds in the woods.

    5. Humminbirds feeding off of my flowers and feeder

    6. Cedar waxwings and orioles gobbling up the mullberries on my tree.

    7. Going out on a field trip by myself trying to find warblers and identify them.

    8. Fresh veggies and more energy

    9. Barn swallows flying in the sky capturing bugs on their wings.

    10.Bats flying at night to get the bugs the swallows and other birds did not get.

    5 February 2009 at 7:22 pm

  3. Great photos, mon@rch – and a great list.

    5 February 2009 at 7:26 pm

  4. Tom

    Tom- Yep, you’ve got the summer bug alright. Me, I think I’m getting a cold. Is summer here yet?

    Tom

    5 February 2009 at 7:43 pm

  5. Tom–baby bird cuteness, # 7–love it. Too too cute.
    I love the whole series–great idea.

    5 February 2009 at 7:59 pm

  6. Sigh…..it seems so far away.
    But what lovely photos!

    5 February 2009 at 8:25 pm

  7. A fantastic lineup! Second photo from the top is a favorite of mine. soon warmer days will be here.

    5 February 2009 at 10:57 pm

  8. The singing warbler and that baby cuteness are my favorite photos. If only we could get through the next 3 months without breaking any more snow records!

    5 February 2009 at 11:56 pm

  9. Grace

    Only 6 more weeks ’til Robins (maybe less). 🙂

    6 February 2009 at 12:10 am

  10. I have to vote #1 being baby bird cuteness myself… I have to admit I’m a sucker for that as well… Those shots were just gorgeous btw!

    6 February 2009 at 12:12 am

  11. Thoughtfully put. Gorgeous photos.

    6 February 2009 at 5:20 am

  12. Tom, I felt happy and warm just looking at your photos of summer happenings. Can’t wait to see and feel it again. I adore having things to look forward to. :c)

    6 February 2009 at 6:45 am

  13. Andrea

    Baby bird cuteness! I can’t wait until summer!!!

    6 February 2009 at 8:03 am

  14. Luis M.

    For me, there isn’t quite anything that compares to be out in the woods in the summer and hearing the song of the wood thrush…

    6 February 2009 at 9:46 am

  15. Great photographs! I can’t tell you how many oranges I have put out with nary an oriole to visit. Perhaps I need to eat part of it first.

    6 February 2009 at 7:37 pm

  16. Those photos do make me wish summer were here. Thanks for sharing.

    7 February 2009 at 11:10 am

  17. Wow, those are all stunning reasons. Oh those gorgeous colors of summer.

    7 February 2009 at 11:32 am

  18. @ Lisa – thanks but it isn’t always the photos that make you miss summer!
    @ Kallen – I miss the sun in the evening also! It is getting a little better now though! I almost included my hummingbirds! Thanks and great top 10 reason!
    @ Wren – thanks
    @ Tom – not long till your flowers start growing!
    @ KGMom – Thanks and that Killfawn was a cutie!
    @ Threecollie – doesn’t it . . how do we survive the winters here!
    @ Toni – Lets hope that it isn’t too long!
    @ Linda – I kinda like that also! Only wish I was closer to it!
    @ Grace – Robins could be here any time but shouldn’t be too long before warblers!
    @ aullori – thanks and took a few of my faves from the summer!
    @ Karen – thanks
    @ Jayne – so glad you were warm from those!
    @ Andrea – summer isn’t here soon enough!
    @ Luis – true heavenly like! No doubt about it
    @ NCMountainwoman – LOL . . . that might work!
    @ Joan – glad you enjoyed and I only want to share my obsession of summer with everyone!
    @ Robin – Thanks

    8 February 2009 at 11:24 am

  19. I miss it, too – for many of the same reasons you do! Great set of pictures to go with your reasons!

    9 February 2009 at 7:17 pm

  20. Marg

    But it will come…………it always does 🙂

    10 February 2009 at 7:44 pm

  21. Dear Tom,
    I always miss the butterflies and fresh veggies from the gardens.
    I am amazed you can FIND so many photographs!
    Spring and summer will come. I love looking forward to the warmer and longer days.
    Namaste,
    Sherry

    15 February 2009 at 9:40 am

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