I was excited when I glanced through the kitchen window at the backyard buffet and discovered an Eastern bluebird posing for multiple photo opps. The sky was overcast, as it usually is in February. A sunny blue sky would have been appreciated, but it wasn’t essential because this colorful visitor arrived with his own special brand of sunshine. And talk about blue! The hue on his wings suggested that they had been dipped into a can of brilliant blue paint. Take a look at these photos of his morning grooming session.
Mr. Bluebird wasn’t our only visitor yesterday. Look who else stopped by to say hello! These unexpected sightings…all before breakfast, made this a memorable morning.
The pileated woodpecker didn’t hold his pose for as much as a minute. He flew in, landed long enough for me to click off two shots, and whoooooshhh, he was gone! But I got the shots, which made this a very good morning!