This morning as the first rays of sunlight hit the firs beside my house, I sat on the deck and snapped some photos using the zoom lens but no tripod. Just my wiggling hands. I don’t claim to be an expert photographer. I only want to have fun with the camera. At least for now….
Right now the birds are making me happy.
No big story in this post; just a series of photos from my birdfeeding station.
If you click on the photos to zoom in, you’ll get more out of these pictures. Check out the beaks and the crossbill’s parrot-like feet.
First Mr. Red Crossbill. If you click to enlarge the photo you’ll see that he has a sunflower seed in his beak.
Then Mrs. Red Crossbill, who is actually yellow. You’ll notice that there’s a brush hanging beside the feeder. That’s for cleaning the green scunge out of the birdbath once in a while. If the brush is handy, I’m more likely to use it.
Now Mr. Crossbill and his antics.
And more of him where he’s not acting so goofy.
See the tail feathers of birds on the far side of the feeder?
The red breasted nuthatch joins our pair of red crossbills to make sure they don’t take all the sunflower seeds.
In the wee hours of the morning (about five o’clock), as I was waiting for my pale mystery bird to appear (the strange bird I saw last week), an uninvited guest showed up under the feeders.
At that point I gave up. I didn’t want to watch this guy digging holes and trying to help me with the weeding.