This is for the birds, literally! They're providing color in my garden, while the landscape is still dreary. When spring arrives I won't have the luxury of sitting quietly waiting on them to appear, so I'm enjoying them now. We have lots of cardinals, first to the feeders in the morning and the last to leave at night.
The Common Ground-Dove are much smaller than Mourning Doves. We have a pair of these that always nest inside the gazebo.
This cool guy is a Gray Catbird.
A Goldfinch and friends.
Our state bird, the Mockingbird. This one is very ornery, she patrols our front yard and constantly puts the Bluebirds to rout.
We have one lone Robin that has been here since the first of January. The Mockingbird chases him off every morning, but he always returns.
A favorite of mine, small bird with a big voice...Carolina Wren.
I walked down by the water today, hoping to find a water bird. Tibouchina is still blooming down there...
And, there was a bird, a Great Egret. I learned today the only difference between the Snowy and the Great Egret is the color of their feet. They both have black legs, but the Great also has black feet, while the Snowy has bright yellow feet. This guy is a Great Egret...
He was also an excellent fisher, evidenced by what's in his mouth.
I hope you are all enjoying whatever you're doing. Spring is just around the corner...I can almost feel it.