Ahhh! Finally it feels like spring! We have finally had some sunshine and warm weather:-) Everything is so beautiful with the colors of spring, and the birds at my backyard feeders are certainly enjoying the wonderful weather. I have never seen so much action as I have the past few days. The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are really enjoying hanging out. There were 10-15 of them at the feeding stations tonight. I also had three Baltimore Orioles eating grape jelly. Of course there are lots of other birds, but the grosbeaks and orioles are very unusual visitors for me.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Female
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Male
White Crowned Sparrow
I was so happy this week when I looked out my window to find my bird feeders full of goldfinches! When I saw their vibrant yellow bodies flitting about I knew that spring was truly here.
We had a winter storm in my area yesterday and the wind and ice were not kind to my bird feeders. This morning I picked them up off of the ground, pounded the ice out of them, and then repositioned them in the yard. The bird were very thankful:-)
Even my Cooper’s Hawk friend, who has become a daily visitor in my backyard, showed up. Luckily for my other feathered friends, he went away hungry!
Nikon D5300 | Tamron 150-300mm | @300mm | 1/320 | f/6.3 | ISO 400