I have seen new birds that I did not see all winter at our feeders. Here is a white crowned sparrow. This elegant little bird is a ground feeder and although they are supposed to be more rare in the East of North America I have seen as many as five at a time pecking about on the pathway and in the grass below our feeders.
I also saw a rose breasted gross beak. They do winter here but this the first one I have seen this year.
And there were also the familiar birds like the blue jays. In the winter I might only see one or two but now whole conventions of blue jays.
The male cardinal is often adding color to the scene but I have only seen the female once in the past week. Perhaps she is on the nest.
Some birds look like they are looking right at me when I am taking their photo . Look at this Robin. He’s says he is ready for his close up.
The goldfinches are still appearing every day.
And in the farmer’s field to the south of us seed is being sown. Last year this field had corn so we think this year it may be soybeans. Watching the farmers maneuvering these big machines around the fields is fascinating to watch.
Happy Mother’s Day to all who are celebrating it today.