Friday, April 20, 2012

Camera Critters

I took various photos this week.  This is a Carolina Wren singing away.  Pretty loud for such a little thing but such a joy to listen to.

Female House Finch if I'm not mistaken.

Grackle looking straight up.  Watching out for hawks maybe or wondering where its family is?

The Blue Jay is usually the first one to the table when food is put out.

Hard to tell but I think this was Mr. and Mrs. House Finch.  I liked their dark outline against the background of tree branches.

This pair of Goldfinches are regular visitors now.  They love that thistle sock.

A male Cardinal and his mate wasn't too far away.  You can see it rained on this day.

I didn't get a shot of her when it was raining but here's one from earlier on in the day.

This Grackle seemed to be following another around and continuously fluffing up his feathers.  I couldn't figure out if this was his way of communicating his discomfort at the rain, or whether he was an early baby as he seemed to be following another Grackle around on the deck.   It was very interesting behavior.  Ahhh, just read a comment from TexWisGirl and she said it was probably a mating ritual.  Should have known, it's that time of the year.  Thanks TexWisGirl.

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