This morning I spent about fifteen minutes watching a Ruby-crowned Kinglet frenetically glean insects from a tree deep in shade in the woods behind our house. Unsuccessful at photographing it, I took two quick breaks to take pictures of these more obliging birds:
A Yellow-throated Warbler showed up at the suet feeder this morning–it’s so hard to get a shot of it away from the feeder! House Finches were at the sunflower chip feeder. Red-bellied Woodpeckers were after the peanuts and the cylinder nut feeder. Here’s a shot of the female:
Also this morning another woodpecker showed up, an uncommon visitor to the woods behind our house:
A Brown Thrasher made an appearance:
And so did a Yellow-rumped Warbler:
Around noon, the bird activity increased. Here’s a female Northern Cardinal:
I spotted the Wilson’s Warbler again, but could not train my lens on it. I took this picture as a consolation prize:
Finally, I’ll note that my day began and ended by spotting birds I could not photograph. This morning while I was doing dishes, I spotted an Orange-crowned Warbler on my neighbor’s loquat tree. And this evening, at dusk, a Hermit Thrush showed up at the bubbler for a bath.