We had a good rainstorm last night, and it looked like rain this morning, so I just spent a couple of hours at the Nature Center before setting out to do some much neglected chores.
This appears to be a juvenile Cowbird. He was a good subject, and may not have seen a human before.
A Catbird has taken up residence in a bush right in front of my house, and has confused me a couple of times. This bird was silent, however.
This is the first time I’ve seen a male and female Blue Grosbeak together.
This female Red Winged Blackbird struck a classic pose.
I was surprised to see three Orchard Oriole hanging out together. Perhaps they’re a family.
I didn’t get a perfect shot, but at one point there were 4 different species in this bush:The Blue Grosbeak and Orchard Oriole above, a House Finch a Goldfinch and a female Blue Grosbeak.
This Cardinal may be a Rod Stewart fan.
It was an unusual day for getting multiple species in the same shot.
When I started photographing birds I was mostly interested in getting clear shots that showed enough field marks to ID the bird. Now, I find the occasional shot that demands artistry in composition, and that’s a real challenge for me.