We have had many feathered visitors in the backyard this month; blue ones, yellow ones, red ones, black ones, brown ones, gray ones, and I’m sure many more that I haven’t even seen yet. In fact about a week ago we found a large brown feather with a white and a black stripe on it. I think that thing was a good 10 or 12 inches long; I don’t know who left that behind. It was too pretty to be left by the turkey vultures so maybe it was a hawk or even a passing turkey. My neighbor thought it could have even been a golden eagle feather; there are some of those hanging around a lake not too far away.
The other day I finally managed to capture a couple of shots of one of the little Goldfinches that have been hanging about; they are pretty little things but not the only yellow birds I’ve seen out there. I hope to get a decent enough shot of the other two yellow birds to identify them one of these days.
The Mourning Doves are always glad to pose for a shot or two but this one was not ready for a close-up.
We see a lot of little sparrows around here and I think that these little Tree Sparrows are the ones we see the most of.
So what kind of visitors have you seen in your back yard? I hope you are getting out there and snapping photos of them?