Because of all that rain, coupled with the fact that I have been neglecting them with the camera, I decided to stay 'focused' on the yard birds. And so, for Springman's Word Bird Wednesday over at The Pine River Review, here are the birds that came to feast in the yard today. Oh, and, as usual, I ask your patience as I, once again, attempt to identify this weeks birds.
|This one was tough. It was a toss up between the Downy Woodpecker and the Hairy Woodpecker. I'm going with a Downy here because his beak is somewhat smaller.|
|A Mourning Dove|
|This Cardinal was the first one to brave coming in close on the deck rail.|
|Followed by this Blue Jay who took a bite and then stared at me.|
|And then by this House Finch who stood there and ate pretty much no matter what I did.|
|This red-bellied woodpecker is new to the back yard.|
I say Warbler on this little guy and my best guess would be a yellow warbler. Argh! Bird identification is so HARD!
|Those, my friends, are Charleston, South Carolina icicles.|