Friday was a beautiful, sunny day- much different than the chilly, wet day before. It was the kind of day that draws me outdoors with my coffee in one hand and my camera in the other. The birds seemed pleased with the sunshine as well- they flocked around the feeders, foraged through leaves and pine straw on the ground and sang gaily from the tree tops. I couldn't resist watching them...
A large crowd of Chipping Sparrows and a few Goldfinches
hung out together in puddles of bird seed...
while others were happy at the feeders.
After their appetite was temporarily satisfied, some took a few moments to bathe in
the gentle sunlight...as I was doing.
This little one needed a short nap...
A few Pine Siskins decided to visit...
(this is the first time I've ever seen Pine Siskins)
At the edge of the woods, a Carolina Wren and Northern Cardinal
picked through their favorite seeds.
A Carolina Chickadee hopped along the concrete bench
under a favorite tree.
A Tufted Titmouse is slowly hopping toward the feeder
This is the first Downy Woodpecker I've seen since we moved here.
(I THINK this is a Downy- please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong).
Yet another first- a Purple Finch! There were actually several of them
in my back yard yesterday- my first time ever seeing this species of finch. They're gorgeous!
I wish you all a Happy Weekend!
Thank you, as always, for visiting my blog and leaving comments!!!
Linked with Eileen at Saturday's Critters