Good morning and Happy Friday to everyone! We had some rain overnight but now it is beautiful blue sky once more and so nice sitting out here on the deck with my coffee. It smells so fresh this morning, and the songs of the birds seem to be louder than ever. The whole morning is just so invigorating, giving a new energy, a new start to this new day. The goldfinches are here and so is the female hairy woodpecker looking for seeds to feed her young ones. The young are just as big as her now, but she still feeds them a bit while still teaching them how to find food the natural way. Plus letting them know that when food is scarce, come to this place, there’s always good food at this bird restaurant. The wren is busy as well, he certainly has a loud song for such a tiny bird.
And there’s the male ruby-throated hummingbird again. But as soon as I bring out my camera and aim it his direction…zoom, he’s gone. He comes to the feeder about every 15 to 20 minutes in the morning, less as the day gets warmer. Such tiny birds, only about 3.5 inches (8.9cm) from tip of beak to end of tail and weighing only 1/8 ounce (3.1 grams). But such an amazing little bird and so beautiful. A great start to another wonderful day here at Steve’s Country. Now, while I get some more coffee, let’s take a look at today’s pics. The top pic, of course, is our main subject of the day, a male ruby-throated hummingbird at the feeder. His throat looks black because the sun is shining on his back, when the sun shines on it’s throat it will be a bright red.
In the pic above is a family of Canada geese down at McLeod Park when I was there the other day taking pics. I wanted to get a better pic but town workers were around mowing the grass and scared the geese away. They look rather dark because the sun is behind them. I was attempting to move around to the side when the worker came and scared them. Oh well, these things happen. I like how the pic turned out anyway. I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.