Anyway, birding. Holy cow. My feeders have been consistently alive all weekend. Most of them aren't necessarily new birds--they're birds I saw last year or this year already--but I am increasing the county list somewhat and just the sheer variety of birds that show up all at once or within the same hour is awesome.
Oh, I also bought a book called "1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know" by Sharon Stiteler. I admit I literally bought it because the first page I opened to was titled "Polyamory."
Fireside Books which has been very supportive of the local queer community.
Anyway, where was I. Oh, birds. I saw lots of birds today, but most importantly I got some cool pictures of birds I've never gotten good pictures of before. I mean, they aren't sale-quality or anything, but they're identifiable:
|Red-winged Blackbirds are kind of a bully bird, but so far|
these ones are playing nice.
|Another Red-winged Blackbird.|
|I've been getting a ridiculous number of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.|
They tend to sip from the oriole feeder and then hang around a bit.
|Ruby-throated Hummingbird flying away.|
|Finally, I have a pair of Gray Catbirds. My only pictures of these before|
were in flight or obscured by brush, so this is nice.
|I got an Eastern Towhee and I was so excited because it was a new|
life lister for me. Unfortunately he was on my deck's steps and
I only got a picture of a part of his ass. But I swear it's a Towhee!