Waited

What I believe is a female northern American Kestrel visited this bird feeder. Not the best angle for a photo; the wind blew downwind from it toward me so it oriented that way. It waited a few minutes for an unwary songbird to happen along, then left for other opportunities.

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Blue Jay.

I feed songbirds. A side effect is that seeds are scattered throughout the yard, so sunflowers spring up all over. We let them grow, flower, and go to seed.

Today a gang of eight Blue Jays descended on the sunflowers. I was able to photograph this one from the kitchen.

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