So here are a few. Mind you, they are not all perfect photos - I know, I can't believe I am posting them either. I drive Cameron nuts with my perfectionist ways so I am going out of my comfort zone a little and showing you imperfect photos only because we were so excited to see all the new birds this weekend.
|Brown-Headed Cowbird - Male|
|Brown-Headed Cowbird - Female|
Not in the sense that they are a welcome visitor but just to see one. These little guys are NOT nice to others!
These cute little guys are both pretty skittish. The purple finch has been here before but stayed so far away I couldn't even get a picture as good as the not so good one here on the right. But they are really cute. And the chipping sparrow was so small.
The bird feeder hangs right out the front window. So most of the time I am attempting to photograph through either dual paned glass or old glass that is warped and imperfect. Apologies - or is that excuses? Either way when I try to open a door - ANY door, to try and sneak outside to get a better photo - they fly away.
|Rose-Breasted Grosbeak - Female|
The males of this species is quickly becoming Cameron's favorite. They are very brave and fearless of us human types. You can almost get close enough to touch them before they fly away. Mostly we see males but this weekend we saw the female.
Amazing how incredibly different they look. Most of the bird world actually. The males are so flashy and beautiful and the females are less colorful and a lot are so drab and dull looking. Probably a good thing though since most need to be hidden from predators while they hatch those eggs.
|Red-Winged Blackbird - Male|
|Northern (or Baltimore) Oriole - Male|
|Northern (or Baltimore) Oriole - Female|