I have filled my hummingbird feeder and hung it outside, just in case there are any – um, you know - early birds. So far, all I have is a feeder full of ants. But they’ll come. They always do. Quick, lively and colorful, they are always fun to watch and a challenge to photograph. I’m also wondering when the Indigo Buntings will show up. Another sure sign of spring.
|Hummingbird at the feeder|
When all the flowers are in bloom there will be hummingbirds in the nearby park, too. I always bump into other hopefuls with cameras there. The creek that runs through the park has Herons, Geese and Ducks. Just last week I saw three Cormorants sitting on a branch overhanging the water. That was exciting - Something new!
|Cormorant spreading it's wings|
I’ve seen several ‘new to me’ birds recently. Each one sends me running to the computer to do a search. I’ve spotted an Eastern Bluebird and a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers in the park. As many times as I’ve been back looking for them, they are not there. A couple of months ago a flock of very pretty Cedar Waxwings hung around for a few days and just the other day I’ve seen what I think is a Yellow Rumped Warbler.
|Pair of Pileated Woodpeckers|
Good Lord! I’ve turned into a birder!
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