…and waiting …and waiting.
We saw a bunch of birds feeding outside the kitchen window: two kinds of woodpeckers, a nuthatch, some finches, an Eastern bluebird, and the grackles (of course). I got excited, grabbed my new camera and tripod, put on an Irish wool sweater (it’s only 29 degrees Fahrenheit out), snatched a folding chair from the garage, and staked out the hanging birdseed bell. I stayed half-hidden behind a large garbage bin.
I sat. I sat some more. Oh, I could hear them, but I couldn’t see them. Except one… High on a wire. I’m fairly certain he was a scout sent to check if the coast was clear. He was chit-chitting at me.
Eventually, defeated, I packed everything up and went back inside.
Some of the birdies came right back. Of course they did.
Through our sometimes foggy windows… taken with Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Camera.
Woodpecker #1 – A Downy Woodpecker (or in French, Pic mineur)
Woodpecker #2 – Red-bellied Woodpecker, Female
A Nuthatch – How YOU Doin’?
If Hibernating Trees Dreamt
An Eventual Return
Compromise (This taken with iPhone camera)