The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: New Birds to Enjoy!

New Birds to Enjoy!

New Birds to Enjoy!

As many of you know, we have recently sold our home in Cheshire, CT.  We are now living in a temporary rental while we decide where and what we would like to buy.  Condominium living is a strong possibility, but I do love to work in my gardens--just don't want 20 gardens anymore. 

After we settled in just a bit, we decided where we would put our bird feeders.  At first there was little activity, but then the birds realized that someone was feeding them again, so they returned to this house in abundance.  While we miss our old birds, chipmunks, and (yes even) squirrels, we now have new feathered friends and have had the opportunity of needing to identify a few!

Our first stumper was a female Rose Breasted Grosbeak.  She did not arrive with her mate, and we had never really looked at any bird at our last home that looked like this one.  She could easily have been confused with a large sparrow without a closer look. 

Our next interesting find was a Cowbird that had been saddled on a poor Chipping Sparrow.  It was the strangest thing to see this very large baby bird being fed by a tiny Chipping Sparrow.  In case you don't know, Cowbirds never raise their own young, they lay their eggs in other birds' nests and leave the rearing to these poor unsuspecting birds.

So hopefully I will have more photos of birds in the coming weeks that are unique to our new location 10 miles from our old house!  Here are a few blurry shots . . .

Male Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Female Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Baby Cowbird Waiting for "Mom"

 

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, MRP, SRES 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2890 E. Skyline Drive, #250

Tucson, Arizona  85718

 

 

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Comment balloon 13 commentsChris Canfield • August 26 2011 04:10PM

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Chris - welcome back. It's good to see and hear from you again. Great bird photos. Look forward to hearing more from you.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 7 years ago

HI Chris, love those pictures of the birds.  My neighbors have bird feeders and I enjoy their sweet music every morning!

Posted by Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist (Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Love the new winged friends!   Welcome back!!    Glad you are getting settled! 

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) over 7 years ago

Hi Toni - Thanks!!  It is great to be back.  It has been a very busy summer with the move and lots of business.  Something had to give, and unfortunately that was blogging!  Hoping to become a regular again.

Hi Erika - I love to hear the birds in the morning, unless it is the crows telling me that 5:30 A.M. is late enough to still be in bed on a Saturday.  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Deborah - Settled for the short term, at least!  Just happened to notice some rather noisy young birds at the feeder and turned around to spot Purple Finch.  Always something new!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Chris, I missed you as well, love your bird photos, and glad business has been good.   You must have sold your beautiful home!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 7 years ago

Hi Joan, It is nice to be missed!  Yes, we sold our oversized home--and it sold me on staging!  It is good to be back, and I will try to stay.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris, Good job and glad you are settled in enough to get the feeders out. Bet you will have lots of activity between now and the fall when they start to migrate. The rates may go up a little but I think you are safe from any major change for at least another year to 18 months. By then you should know better what works best in a new place for you and the family. 

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 7 years ago

Welcome back Chris.    Good for you in putting the feeders out.

Hope you'll be joining us at Dagny's for the CT AR meet up in Sept.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago

What interesting bird photos and what a fun hobby for you. I often bird watch but rarely catch a great shot.

Gretchen

Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Chris, you write such GREAT blogs, please stay, grow your business through blogging!    Glad you no longer have an over-sized home that needs cleaning!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris,

I love your pictures and the first one is so beautiful. I take bird pictures too so I understand how hard it is to get up close and perfect. These are just great! Thanks for sharing with us.

I have had my new bird feeder up for weeks and I cannot catch the birds in it? So you were very lucky.

Good luck in your new home!

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 7 years ago

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego

Posted by Paul Gapski, 619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo (Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty) over 6 years ago

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