I tried to get some good shots of them, but they were zipping from limb to limb, almost frantically. After several hours of trying to get a few decent pictures, here are examples of my efforts. After this experience, I have a profound respect for wildlife photographers.
While I was attempting to get a few good shots, I saw an American Oriole sitting on a branch. I have been waiting to see if the Orioles from the last two years would come back after migrating, and it looks like they have. Also, a Red Shouldered Hawk flew by and sat for a minute. I consider hawks “my people” and one of my power animals, and I took it as a sign from the Universe. When they show up, they cue me that all is OK.
Lastly, a pair of House Finches has built a nest in a hanging flower pot on the front porch. I like having them there but hate to disturb them by going in and out of the front door. I figure if they can stand the traffic, it’s OK with me. I have to water the pot by hand so the nest doesn’t get wet. I hope to get some good pictures if the babies hatch.
When I see all these beautiful birds on our property, I know that the energy of our land is loving and safe. I do many energy clearings and blessings on our land, and I know it not only invites the birds and animals, it also invites the fairies, elves and other earth spirits. Having their presence on our land is soothing and healing to us. You can have this experience, too, if you do energy work on your land!