When I was walking by I thought – what a big butterfly? Then I took a second look. This little guy was so very busy – this may not be a perfect picture, but I think it’s a great one for a first shot!
not only have I enjoyed taking pictures of the birds, I’ve been watching them go about their business as well. I’ve come to an appreciation for how hard they work to get their food – even when it is from a feeder. The tufted tit-mouse really likes the berries and in this photo you can see that after he breaks it open he has to keep a good grip on it so it doesn’t hit the ground. The other bird (and I think it is a house wren but haven’t confirmed) …. first took his seed to the tree and laid it down on the branch very gently. then had to pick it up and break it open, and they have to do this without dropping it.
So I’m getting caught up on this weeks photos – I must admit – A finding it hard to get to the blog every day -so have been doing bulk posts on the weekend. AND not too sure about getting pics during the week. When you are at work (or commuting to work) from 5 to 5 or 6, spend an hour or so out with the cats, have to eat dinner and get ready for the next day – other than backyard pics I’m finding it hard to get out during the week. So posts may be boring – have to figure out a way around that 🙂
So this guy is a new visitor – now I’m not a bird snob, but when I first saw him I was like – oh, another sparrow – pretty but don’t need a picture – but then saw the flash of yellow over his eyes. I also found a good site (so sharing) with lots of bird pics which is how I identified this guy – https://www.flickr.com/groups/birdshare/pool/
birThe bigger birds are frequenting my feeders now (sometime too big !) but it has been a very busy feeder. I am experiencing territory fights – I have at least 3 female cardinals in the mix and the boys are dive bombing each other. On the less colorful side of the bird world, there are about 3-4 pairs of mourning doves visiting now. Caught a couple doing some grooming today.