Don't miss those tiny cracks of blue sky!
Back at home:
Eastern Bluebird (aka Papa)
I heard a squeak out front so I looked for my resident Broad-Winged Hawk. It took me a bit to locate it, but once I did, I wished I had my camera. They were mating! By the time I turned on the camera and focused, it was over. Too bad!
A few seconds too late...
Yesterday, I had a new bird at my thistle feeder. It only stayed for a few seconds. I was able to get one photograph before it flew off. I didn't have time to work on its ID until today, when I happily determined it to be a female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak.
Purple Finch (female)
Happiness aside, Josh F. has kindly provided me with an accurate ID of the above bird as a female purple finch, and not a female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak. Rats! Wrong again! Oh, well! It's still a new yard bird and a First-of-Year for me. I just have to chalk up another error in my bird IDs. (So what else is new?) Thanks, Josh! I do appreciate knowing the right ID!