Saturday Bird Watching

So, I am sitting at my computer which is in one of the spare bedrooms in the front part of the house, and my husband is seemingly talking to himself in the dining room. This is not an uncommon occurrence at my house. If we are not talking to each other, we are usually talking to ourselves.

Anyway, I ask him what he is talking about and he points out that there is a beautiful black, white and red bird at the bird feeder in the front yard and he doesn’t think that he has ever seen one before. Of course, I grabbed my camera and headed for the front door!

There are always a large number of wild birds in our yard because of the bird feeder and we have quite a few Live Oak trees in the front and the back so they have plenty of places to perch and nest. Well, what I saw was exactly what he said, “A beautiful black, white and red bird at the bird feeder”!

Rose Breasted Grosbeak
Having an argument with the Cardinal!

I was so excited to be able to get these photos and I just had to look it up!

So this was the most exciting part of my Saturday! Now, I am going to eat pizza with my husband. Enjoy!

Hummingbird Sighting!!

I love this time of the year when the weather is getting warmer, the days are longer and all of the birds begin to come back from wherever they spend the winter months. My husband mentioned to me the other day that he had seen a lonely Hummingbird at the feeders looking for food but, at the time, we had not cleaned them out. So we brought the feeders inside, cleaned them up and filled them with fresh nectar. I have been watching the feeders for several days now to see if any more would happen by and today I caught one getting a drink. So I grabbed my camera and started shooting. I can’t wait to see if more will come and stay for a week or two. We have never had more then three at a time so we will see! Enjoy!

Photos were taken with my Canon EOS 60D and a 300x zoom lens.