Virginia backyard birds
January 27th, 2012
For this post I owe thanks to my aunt Alice. Her house is surrounded by woods,
and she maintains a diversity of feeders in her front and back yards:
sunflower, nyjer, mixed seed, multiple suet blocks. I got some of my best
photos of the trip just staking out on her back porch.
: the bird that makes everyone go "d'awww!"
My first-ever decent shot of a male Eastern
. The species is often quite shy.
We were sitting in the living room talking when a Red-Bellied
came to the suet block hanging just outside the window. I crept
up to the glass to photograph him. Feeders are one of the best places to see
this species up close. In their natural habitat they usually stay high up in