Smoke particles, making their way to my area on upper air winds blowing from the wildfires in Quebec, made for a smoky sunset last night. The sky was so obscured that the sun disappeared before it reached the horizon.
The first blush of the morning sun graces an old barn.
Full of smoke.
The upper atmosphere was full of smoke earlier this week from the wildfires in western Canada, and the sunrises were indicative of that.
A family of Mute Swans cruise away from me.
Lucy warily eyes a squirrel which is thirty feet up in the silver maple tree.
This Baltimore Oriole spent quite a bit of time feeding from the hummingbird feeder. Although the feeder port is quite small – perhaps 3-4mm wide – it was definitely able to feed; I saw it swallow several times. It is setting up ‘housekeeping’ nearby; I hear it singing throughout the day
Focus is a little soft, as I took this through the screened kitchen window.
While on a regular walk/survey of my work site, I stumbled across this nest, possibly constructed by House Finches, with a single egg. It was tucked into an angle several feet off the ground where two pieces of structural steel met. I quickly left after taking this photo.
A good stamp.
Baltimore Orioles are a late spring arrival. Seeing this one was a good stamp on spring finally being here. Photo shot through the kitchen window which has a screen, therefore the slightly out of focus image.
It is at a hummingbird feeder; I have learned over the past several years that orioles prefer them to the oriole feeders I have trialed; the hummingbird feeders are less tippy and unsteady.