Sweet Bella Vita

a dash of motherhood… a sprinkle of homeschooling… and a pinch of photography ( with a side of compassion )


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morning and male finches

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We have learned that male finches defend  their female mates rather then a nesting area  … and so we observed these 2 males fighting. These are not the best pictures as I was standing on the wrong side with the sun and they are so fast and difficult to capture; but I like the silhouette images.

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And a random morning shot from my morning walk today … I am loving this weather 🙂

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have a great weekend!

~Lisa


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our new bird friends

We are beyond excited as we have house finch who decided to make their nest in our front yard tree 🙂  here is a shot of the little guy … his whistle is just so lovely to listen to 🙂

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Since we learn from what is around us; we are doing a unit study on them and have learned that apparently unlike other birds, Finches are vegetarians; So we think it is very ironic that they chose our tree since we are vegetarian / vegan  LOL  🙂

Oh and they love picking up our dogs fur to build their nest  (although apparently only the female actually builds the nest) … I bet they will have the softest nest ever!

~Lisa


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END Elephant poaching

please spread the word

end elephant poaching!

they are being poached for ivory and their meat … so if there is no demand then no poaching! the power is in our hands !

we must protect these amazing animals!

Lisa


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a robin story continues

So I mentioned here that I have a robin family who decided to set up right by my window in an evergreen tree

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well it seems that the mommy robin has had her eggs sometime in the last 24 hours

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I have not had a chance to see how many exactly, but I got a glimpse and can see that there are indeed eggs in there now

this is a really bad picture but you can see the light blue egg

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A clutch consists of three to five light blue eggs, and is incubated by the female alone. The eggs hatch after 14 days,”  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_robin

so now we wait 2 weeks 🙂

Lisa


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hope for paws

Hope for Paws is an amazing animal rescue organization

they mostly rescue dogs but this donkey rescue was so sweet !

and personally this is one of my favourite dog rescues

here is their site Hope for Paws

Lisa


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calf elephant in river

this elephant calf rescue in the river is so precious … you see how intelligent these animals are and how solid these herds are , how they keep each other safe and help each other out

Lisa


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robin

So last year I had the cutest sparrow come visit me at my window, you can find the post here

This spring I just noticed today that I have a american robin … or rather a robin family with a nest right by my window…

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s/he keeps looking inside and right at me 🙂

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These are not the best pictures as I had the screen up … but I have removed the screen and removed the curtain and hope to catch some amazing shots of the family, and hoping they have eggs and babies soon 🙂

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I am pretty sure this is the female … she has a muddy beak and seems to be building the nest still

of course I will be taking advantage of this situation by making a homeschooling project 🙂

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I am pretty certain this is the male … he is the one always keeping an eye on me 🙂

 

Lisa