This hummingbird (almost certainly a Ruby-Throated, do not know if it is a female or an immature one) visits this feeder outside our kitchen window many times daily. I was about 3 meters away and shooting through the window screen with my 75-300mm lens at maximum zoom.
This Canada Goose stood guard while the flock grazed.
These Downy Woodpeckers gleaned every last reachable bit from the feeder before I could refill it.
I understand that the correct word for young swans is cygnets. Nonetheless, since young ducks are called ducklings and young geese are called goslings, I often think of young swans as swanlings.
Here are four Mute Swan swanlings with their parents. It is interesting that three of them are grey morphs. It was also interesting that they did not move away when a companion and I appeared from behind a screen of phragmites.
A House Sparrow surveys its surroundings.
A Pine Siskin flits away from the heated bird bath/watering trough.
I hope that you, my dear reader, are safe and healthy. I wish you a belated Merry Christmas. Thank you very much for making time out of your life to visit.
Crows gather by the tens, perhaps hundreds, of thousands in the largest town in my municipality. Huge gatherings in urban areas seem to be a relatively recent – in the past few decades – phenomenon.
Faye and I observed these crows flying, as well as others perched on the pediments of a strip mall, during a recent late afternoon shopping trip.
We thought it was kind of cool.
A chickadee flits away from the feeder.
A House Finch looks to make sure the coast is clear before going to the 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.