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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Feeding birds.

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.

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