Head cocked to better survey the lay of the land, this House Finch ensures that the area is safe before visiting the feeder.
These two Mourning Doves settled down for a brief snooze outside my office window.
This Downy Woodpecker is a regular visitor to my feeders.
Thank you to all of my visitors and especially the newer visitors and followers.
I will very rarely write about COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, events, personalities, which revolve around what is happening in the first half of 2020. There are many, many sources for news (and so-called news) about this terrible affliction; sources for facts (which may or may not be facts); for places to find opinions, informed and otherwise.
This is a place for a little respite, a little calm, perhaps a little tranquillity in the midst of all that is going on. It seems to me that many of us, most of us, perhaps almost all of us need a little respite, a little calm, a little tranquillity, a little pleasure, from all of the upheaval in our lives. I need such a place.
This is and will continue to be that kind of place.
This male American Goldfinch in molt briefly perched on the shepherd’s crook before dropping down to the nyger seed feeder.
I did not expect to see a Common Grackle visit the suet feeder. It did a good job of balancing on it while dining.
This American Tree Sparrow’s plumage blends well with its surroundings.
In an an image blurred because I was shooting through a window, what I believe was a Chipping Sparrow inspects the snow-covered ground for tidbits.
It’s hard times to be a songbird in our part of the world. While our normal high temperature is around freezing we have not been above -5C for 13 days now. We have filled all four feeders at least once daily during this time, often twice daily. I have not yet been able to take a good photo of any of our many visitors; here is a photo I took years ago of a Northern Cardinal after an early April snowstorm.
Clinging to the suet feeder block cage, this Downy Woodpecker takes advantage of the largess.
Two of our bird feeders lined up well from where I sat and made for an interesting perspective.