A New Backyard of Birds
This week at my folks house in Pennsylvania has given me a new audience of birds to photograph.
Each morning, this Carolina Wren (a first for me) perched on a branch outside my window three stories up and serenaded me awake. I don’t ever recall hearing a louder bird – or maybe it was simply the proximity to my window.
The locust tree I helped mom plant in 1986 has become a beautiful playground for the birds.
I’ve enjoyed watching the goldfinches from the breakfast nook.
The females, subtly beautiful in contrast to their flashy beaus.
After resorting to Cornell’s Merlin Bird ID, I’m fairly certain this is a swamp sparrow.
Mom’s yard, with the trees close to the house, attracts a much wider variety of birds that I’m used to seeing at home.
A pretty little House Finch along with this happy little Robin are both familiar sights. And all these sightings without the lure of birdseed. I wonder what visitors we’ll get if I set out a tray of seed? Two days of vacation left to play before heading home!
Evening Walk on the Sunrise
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Monarch Caterpillar Becomes a Chrysalis
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The Lobster Chair
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The Dancing Moose
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Macros and Milkweed
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