Head cocked to better survey the lay of the land, this House Finch ensures that the area is safe before visiting the feeder.
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.
Even though it was not early, this American Robin still got the worm.
An epaulet wearing Red-winged Blackbird gleans the ground under the feeder.
This American Tree Sparrow’s plumage blends well with its surroundings.
A familiar rattle alerted me to the presence of a Belted Kingfisher. I saw it fly past before it perched on a post, watching, waiting
A male House Finch visits our sunflower feeder. I keep at least one feeder up year round. With other food sources so plentiful at this time of year I don’t keep it constantly filled. I like to have them visit because I do enjoy hearing their song.
A Northern Cardinal hunts for tidbits.
My hiatus has ended!
Every day this week, this Song Sparrow has perched on a sunflower plant outside work, preens, and sings its lovely song. I invite you to visit AllAboutBirds to hear it.
Though the bird feeders’ perch is a little undersized for it, this male Common Grackle manages just fine.