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Rainy Day Play

by Kay~Kacey on 8/27/2012

We had rain! We’ll…kind of. Like for 30 minutes and not very hard. But the birds were very excited! They all came out to play.
chickadee in the rain

SuperGuy and I were sitting in my office looking out the window and, of course, I had to grab my camera. There was so much bird activity going on! Look at this cute yellow finch balance up on a leaf.

yellow finch perched on leaf

This young cardinal came out to play too. See how he still has some sheaths on his head where his head sticky-up ¬†feathers will be? I’m sure that’s the technical term…

baby cardinal

The birds had such fun. This little yellow finch was drinking the water drops off the leaves!!

yellow finch

It has been awhile since I had a bird shoot and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Almost as much as the birds did!

black cap chickadee

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Possessive Little Suckers

by Kay~Kacey on 6/1/2011

Some of the birds at the feeder…

bird at feederare getting a bit possessive of the seeds…

This little guy was trying to chase away the cowbird…and he did…

birds at feeder

I tell you, it’s highly entertaining to sit and watch the goings on at the bird feeder!

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First Indigo Buntings of the Season

by Kay~Kacey on 5/16/2011

My beloved indigo buntings have returned.

indigo bunting in spring in St. Louis

Isn’t he cute sitting out there in the rain? I saw the first one and screamed, jumped up to get my camera…and, of course, scared it away. I was patient after that. Stalked the window.

indigo bunting at the feeder

I was rewarded. More indigo bunting posing. Then it turned dark and dreary for the rest of the weekend. I’m hoping for sun today to get some more shots before they move on.

I do not know why these cute little birds thrill me so much when they come to the midwest for their few weeks in the spring. But they do. I’d love to get a shot of a feeder full of them again. I must be patient… (Oh, quit laughing, you who know me so well… I am SO a patient person…really…)

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