It's been weeks since it's been cool enough for Billy and I to sit outside with our birds...and when we have been out for a few minutes at a time, they've been pretty scarce. But this morning they were everywhere...I think they were enjoying the tad bit cooler morning as much as we were!
|We've been hearing the doves occasionally, but we haven't seen them much at all since the heat wave began. It was good to have a yard full again this morning!|
|The cardinals were cracking us up...there was a bird bath full of fresh water right over their heads, but they were drinking water out of the end of the hose. :)|
|This is the fattest, friendliest little female cardinal. She hopped right up on the porch yesterday!|
|Then he moved to a spot right above my head, again through a small gap in the trees. Not easy to keep a non-image-stablized zoom lens still enough to shoot overhead. :)|
|The brown thrashers have really, really sharp beaks.|
|I love the feathers on the juvenile doves...they look almost like scales.|
|The juveniles are so much fun to watch this time of year! This juvenile blue jay is just plain funny looking! :)|