The backyard has sure been busy with birds this month, today was no exception. I think my favorite photos in this post are of the European Starling in smooth and fluffy mode. They are not loved by many birders, but you can’t deny how beautiful their feathers are…
I am VERY excited today! I have had more birds in my yard and was able to capture most of them on my camera. I was SUPER excited to see this Beautiful Bandit (Cedar Waxwing) in my Mayday tree from the kitchen window… I was able to sneak out fast enough to get this shot below. What a magnificent bird, and what a treat to see him here! I hope that means there will be more!
I also had a few silent moments with a Crow, she was so pretty with brown feathers on her head… likely a juvie, but just staring into those eyes, knowing how intelligent they are, I just couldn’t help but wonder what she was thinking.
Who doesn’t love a baby face??
A couple of Pine Siskins were hanging around the Mayday tree near the sparrows, they are so small and move so quickly that it’s not easy to see the yellow feathers tucked in their wings.
I’d say this was a great day for backyard birding!