Yesterday the weather was glorious. The kids played outside all morning until the rain called them inside late afternoon.
As the kids played I sat on my patio and watched the birds come to the feeders, checking to see what was left.
It reminded me that I still haven't shown you all the bird photos I'd captured this summer. Once I began taking note of how many different birds were coming to my feeder I was shocked to see all the different varieties we have right in our own back yard. It reminded me that sometimes I need to stop, slow down, and look around once in a while.
Without further ado, these are my birds:
One of the first birds I notice in spring is the mourning dove. Their coo in the morning is such a comforting sound. They are always in pairs, so it is a surprise that I got this one alone. My boys love these guys and call them balloon heads.
Another little common house sparrow. I just thought he looked so cute all puffed up on the birdbath like that.
This guy is one of the boys' favorites. This is a downy woodpecker, and he loves our suet.
This is a pretty little junco. I love this bird just for the solid color. Although when he flies away he has white that flashes from underneath somewhere. I don't think this photo captures it that well but he is a very pretty grayish blue.
There you have it, folks. I didn't take any pictures of all the crows or seagulls around here because I hold grudges. They always tear our neighbors' garbage open and make a mess out of the street so I am refusing to post their pictures. I also didn't take pics of all the different sparrows and finches (I think it would have been impossible) because they are all so common. Though I wish I would have gotten a pic of an ovenbird. They are so pretty.
Hope you enjoyed a little bit of summer from our yard.
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