I haven't been keeping up with my birdwatching photos lately, so my birding friends are in for a treat! This guy went prancing across the backyard a couple of weeks back. We have seen a number of them in groups, but this was the first loner I've seen.
Here is one of our little Chipping Sparrows. There are about six of them that are constantly at the feeders. This photo doesn't do the cap on his head justice--it is almost a brilliant red-orange on the male.
This is a sweet photo of two of the American Goldfinches that frequent the feeders. Their plumage is changing so quickly!
Here is a picture of a bird I am having trouble identifying. Initially we thought it was a Goldfinch whose plumage hadn't changed yet, but it is far bigger and the beak is stouter. Any thoughts?
I have posted pics of this little guy before--he is our Red Squirrel who is having a blast on the new feeder. Isn't the feeder beautiful? You can see that it has suet cages on either end.
Our pair of Cardinals come out every morning about 10am and every evening at dusk--their song is so loud--"TWEET!!" We can even hear it in the house with the windows closed!
We had a special treat the other night--James told us that there were deer outside and we almost knocked each other over trying to get to the camera to take photos before they were gone. There were six of them and they were so sweet.
And I am saving the best for last--our newest addition to the backyard menagerie--a Brown-Headed Cowbird! Their feathers are iridescent and spectacular.