Today, I had a new yard bird and it's a good one. I was on my way to put the trash out and for the first time in awhile a Downy Woodpecker was on the suet. I stopped in my tracks so it could eat in piece for a few minutes. While I was standing there a flash of red in the trees caught my attention and I lamented having to wait even longer to move because I thought a Northern Cardinal was coming into the feeder. I kept my eyes on the trees though, as the flask of red seemed overly bright. A couple of seconds later a Scarlet Tanager moved into view. A great neotrpical migrant to add to my yard list. I still haven't replaced my zoom lens so I only got a few bad pictures. Here's one super zoomed.
Also, I have a pair of American Robins nesting on my deck. It's a bit of a pain since they spook every time I go out onto the deck and grill. Here's a phone picture looking down into the nest once the birds had taken off.
|American Robon Eggs|