Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Rainy Day Birdies *

* with apologies to Gordon Lightfoot. :)

We had lots of cool bird friends here on this rainy day today!

This beautiful male Ring-necked Pheasant comes by from time to time, sometimes bringing a few of his lady friends, and sometimes going solo. I've been trying to get a good pic of him for a while now, and this one is pretty good (a little blurry as he was moving his head)!

The feeder was blowing wildly while I was trying to take some shots of these cute little birds, so they're not as clear as they could be. :) One male and a few female Pine Grosbeaks - they've never been here before, so this was extra exciting to see! They're quite large, too, much bigger than chickadees. They're certainly a fun new addition to our little feeder family!