Tuesday, March 12, 2013


We are lucky to have many, many kinds of birds
here in South Texas...
....probably close to 400 different species.
My yard is always full of bird song,
and I love it.

With our warm climate,
we have birds year round,
but certain ones come up from Mexico
and South America
only during spring and summer.

Right now we are having
the Kiskadees visit us.
They are a beautiful colorful bird
with a loud and distinct call...
or weh, weh, weh.

They love my bird bath, of course.
We are in an extreme drought,
so water is always out for them.

One of the Spanish names for the Kiskadee
 is ‘Bienteveo’
which means ‘I see you well’.
One of my friends told me
 the bird is saying
 “Bien – te – FUE”,
which means
 “It went well for you.”

And of course each country has some legend
 about what they think the bird is saying.

Here is one sitting in one of my mesquite trees.

I really enjoy seeing and listening to all the birds,
especially the Kiskadee.
It's one way I....

Savor the Day!



Kris said...

Pretty bird! How lucky you are to have so many different birds around you.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I like its beautiful pale yellow breast.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Thank you for this - I've never seen a kiskadee before so it was interesting to read about them. Here, right now, we're listening to the crows...raucous, but a sign that spring is coming.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

These are beautiful birds...I love visiting you Texas home. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Kim Andersen said...

wow - what great captures with your camera! his long and substantial beak looks useful for digging deep into the bark crevices to get insects

Barbara said...

A striking bird I have not seen in our NJ yard. Great photography!

Lorraine said...

what a great post and a great name for a bird. Well we have got lots of robins etc as we are having days when its sun then sleet the next..so my washing will either dry or freeze solid! on the line outside

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

We usually just have doves and swallows and chickadees around here but Kuwait is actually a migratory path -- most of the birds that travel through can be found in the desert areas. I did see an unusual one last week when we were walking that my husband said is called a Hud-hud (hoopoe is the proper name). It had a very long bill -- but I only had my little camera so couldn't get a good picture of it. While we were in Sri Lanka, there were so many birds but they wouldn't sit still to have their picture taken. :/ I love bird watching and listening. :) Have a happy day.Tammy