Our large fig tree, and the bird bath beneath its now budding branches, is a haven
for so many garden visitors. Squirrels chase one another through the branches and
eat at the suet feeder (the seed feeder being squirrel-proof - they know it by now
so rarely try!). A herd of white-tailed deer, despite their silent loveliness standing
on the lawn at dusk and dawn, now come at night. They are unwelcome visitors
at the feeders, and now are chewing on the bright green shield-shaped leaves
of the bluebell clumps pushing up under the tree.
Yesterday, under chilly, overcast skies, and prior to a nice light rain falling to
water the garden, I took these photos of just a few of the many birds visiting.
All but a pair of Brown-headed cowbirds, and a pair of European starlings, are
birds which frequent the garden constantly - but I never tire of trying to get a
perfect photo showing off their beautiful colors, feathers and expressions.
Female Northern flicker
Male Eastern bluebird
Male Brown-headed cowbird
Female Northern cardinal
Male Northern cardinal
Male or Female European starling
Female American robin
Hope you enjoy 'my birds'.
Who's flying in your garden these days?
Are you waking to birdsong now that spring is here?