My day started with four-leggeds, first this deer
Then this coyote pup – I didn’t see its adult, so was pretty careful not to get closer to it. I stood still & let it go its way. I had never seen one before.
Then it was back to birds. This Baltimore oriole is at the Audubon sanctuary where I was walking this morning. The nest at home is too high for me to photograph. This one is barely 7′ off the ground.
The house wren nesting outside the shop is now bringing the soft stuff to line the nest with.
The end of the day brought some birds I had been waiting for all spring – the cedar waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum).
They feed each other during nesting/mating season, like the cardinals do.
Some of the birds aren’t so good at choosing nesting material. This house finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) for instance, found out that the strings are still attached to the wind chimes.
a couple more. This male Baltimore oriole is usually not still enough for a photo. This time he was right outside the window.
Yesterday Marie & I trudged long & hard through the woods, trying to see this scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea)