Bird Watching

We have a male and female red birds that seem to have a nest in our front tree. They take turns coming for drinks. These Doves have been regular visitors to our fountain the last couple of weeks. The Robin couldn’t decide to take a bath or just sit on the water coming out of […]

Invasion of the Birds

This morning all these birds came flying into the front yard. It looked like a scene from the movie “The Birds.” The miniature apples from our “Adirondack” crap apple tree were ripe and following from the tree. The birds also come to eat the apples about this time. As the weeks pass, the fruit from […]


The Village Hotel is home to a group of South African black-footed penguins that live in an outdoor habitat surrounded by greenery and a small pond filled with several types of turtles (box and soft-shelled). Other animals that live on the grounds include several types of ducks, lesser flamingos, sacred ibis, black-crowned night herons, koi […]

Fighting for Water Space

The birds are enjoying the fountain in the front yard. At times they seem to be fighting with each other to get their space and time in the water. The birds also fly into the window as if looking for somewhere to land and stare in to see what we are doing in the house.

What is in the bird house?

The last couple of weeks we have been watching the squirrel go into the bird house. First time it was snowing very hard and on this day it was cold and windy. I don’t think the birds have laid any eggs yet so not sure what he is after….just staying warm maybe? We had put […]

Our Humming Bird

  Every morning and afternoon we have a humming bird that comes to drink from the fountain in our front yard. We think it’s the same one but it could be different ones. One morning Steve said there was a baby that came with the mother for a drink. These are the pictures I snapped […]

Looking For Spring

I think this bird is looking around for spring and thinking about moving into one of the apartments in our backyard.