The bird pictures sure do pile up when you don't take care of them on a regular basis! The Spring activity remains high, with plenty of juvies, moms returning to nest for round two, and the Finch wars continue. Enjoy this week's offering.
Driving down the driveway at work one morning, and I thought I had a cotton-tail in the brush.
As I walked back to take a look, the bunny didn't scamper away. As a matter of fact, it moved slow and seemed to have legs that didn't match its body. We had a young jack-rabbit having breakfast for the morning.
The tell-tale yellow at the beak corners gives this juvie away, as if the behavior didn't.
Like the Chickadees, the Titmouse are hit-and-run artists at the feeders.
Caught this Chickadee getting a drink at the house.
It's rare to catch these guys in a pose; the Carolina Chickadee.
We'll start our 'House Finch Wars' section with this shot of a peaceful male at the feeder.
The guys like to put on a show for the girls.
Seems to be a lot of activity in this pic. We need a caption for each character.
They're wondering what happened to the Titmouse?
That's an intimidating female!
The Lesser Goldfinches don't seem to be bothered by the House Finches next door.
There really is plenty of room at the feeder.
And when things calm down, the Thistle Wars pick up next door.
This young Phoebe is still used to having its mouth open!
And mama has gone back to the nest for round two. This is happening at our house and at the office.
The Red-winged Blackbirds are plentiful at the office, but very skittish.
Especially for our friend Annette, the romantically inclined male White-winged Dove. This is his mating action. Just go back and forth between this pic and the next, and you'll have an idea of how he was approaching the nearby female. Very impressive!
Poor fellow! His efforts were futile!
Blessed rain at the pond at the house, and a male and female Green Heron working the pond.
A female Black-chinned hummingbird, guarding in the rain.
This young Ladder-backed Woodpecker was confused, but did figure it out.
He found the wood much more agreeable.
This Blue Jay dropped in to get a drink at our house.
We have a new variety of morning glory at the house, and we're really excited about the color.
We'll close this week with the oft-heard but rarely seen White-eyed Vireo. This one was especially noisy and close to the house, so I ventured out hoping to get a shot. Now I'll be calling him the 'Loud-mouthed White-eyed Vireo'!