Chipping sparrow (left) & brown-headed cowbird. (The birdfeeder's roof was broken by raccoons in the 1st week it was up, btw.)
Indigo buntings (left) & red-headed woodpecker.
Female cardinal (left) & male red-bellied woodpecker.
Red-headed woodpecker. Unfortunately these are on Audubon's Watch List. There were 2 here today, so chances of seeing more chicks this year are pretty good.
Some of the indigo buntings are still getting their bright blue breeding plumage in. You can see the pin feathers on this ragged-looking specimen.
I worked hard this weekend trying to get some decent shots of the hard-to-photograph white-throated sparrows. I finally got a few (but not many.) To my surprise, I actually saw 3 of these the other day (I've never seen more than two & usually have only seen one.)
In other bird news, it appears that a pair of Carolina wrens have nested in our shed again. Charles had to go in there today & caught a fluttering out of the corner of his eye. A year ago, yesterday, there were eggs in their nest in our tent. I don't want to disturb them unnecessarily, but will certainly post any photos here if I get any in the next couple of weeks.