A thunderstorm swept in Wednesday afternoon. I went outside to get a good look at the storm as it rolled in. Lightning began crackling and thunder roaring, so it was time to go inside.
I mix whole shelled sunflower seed into what goes in the feeders. In wet weather I watch how much of this I put out, since it spoils so quickly.
For American Goldfinches, it’s as attractive a food as the in-shell sunflower.
Faye captured a lovely image of our redbud tree in bloom.
An adult Common Grackle drops a tidbit into a fledgling’s waiting and eager mouth.
I saw this bird Wednesday afternoon making its way along some of the Manitoba maples’ limbs. Unfortunately neither camera nor binoculars were handy. I made a point to have the camera handy this afternoon and fortunately it paid another visit.
It seems to be the aptly named Black-and–white Warbler, possibly a female since the belly streaks appear to be a buff colour. I don’t recall ever seeing it before. I am pleased to have seen it flitting about.
I happened to be sitting on the deck when this Baltimore Oriole made its first visit of the season to my backyard hummingbird feeder, which it prefers to the larger oriole feeder.
Faye had the better angle to capture this Rose-breasted Grosbeak waiting to approach one of our feeders.
I got down to this Grape Hyacinths’ level in order to capture it from a different perspective.
I have always loved Lucy’s floppy ears, and am so grateful that they were not cropped by one of her previous owners.
Coming into work one day something different, something out of place, caught my attention. Rather than clumsily and insensitively blunder into something I continued inside, then grabbed the camera and carefully went to the windows.
What had caught my attention was this furry bunny, an Eastern Cottontail rabbit. Although I have seen them on site I don’t recall ever seeing one in this spot.