It’s been a rainy week. I’ve either been working or watching it rain. Yesterday morning I finally braved the soggy swamp of our backyard to go refill the bird feeder.
When at home, I spent most my time watching out for our ruby-throated hummingbird, stepping out on the back deck, battling mosquitoes, to try for a few decent photos.
Finally caught one where the ruby throat is visible!
Sometimes it’s good to take a break from all that wing flapping while eating…
I think this one missed the sunshine!
So did I! Yesterday started out rainy (again) but ended on a nice weather note.
And we woke up this morning to crisp, cool air and clear skies. Since I awoke at 5:15 a.m. today, I ventured out for a walk around the park I am always driving through on my way to work.
Birds Spotted In the Park
A happy hummingbird! Reflects how I felt to see some sun again today after so many rainy days this week.
I took a walk down to the lake. Spotted some mallard ducks.
I saw the one pictured below first as it was with just one other fairly close to the fishing dock. The ones above I saw a bit later on my walk.
And while not the best photo, this cardinal sang to me as I hit the final stretch of my walk around the park so I didn’t want to leave him out.
A Few Other Birds I Spotted This Week
Crows fussing at a cat a few yards over. Turkey vultures sitting on light poles in the rainy weather. A mockingbird at work! A new young cardinal hanging out at our backyard feeder. The downy woodpeckers. Think I caught a glimpse of a brown thrasher in the park. Mourning doves both at home, near my work, and in the park. Sparrows. Saw a robin. Canada geese in the park. House finches. Tufted titmice. Chickadees. And squirrels, at my bird feeder. SIGH.
What birds did you spot this week?
Joining in with The Bird Depot hosted by Anni over at I’d Rather B Birdin’.