Martins (at the Monastery...they always have a nest in the same spot!)
Brown thrasher (did you know that every state has a state bird...Georgia's state bird is the brown thrasher!) This bird was sunning itself, spreading the wings out in the sun. No one knows for sure why they do this, they think it could be because it gets rids of insects...I think it is because it feels good to them!
Richard took this shot of the male cardinal feeding his young...the cardinal's beak is bright orange and he is really pushing that food into the young one's mouth! See how his head is black? That is where he has lost his feathers...his head is usually red.
We think this was a red shouldered hawk...a young one. It was on the roof of the house across from ours. It was such a sight!
Want to know how to build the best bird bath? The Audubon Society has some very simple instructions to do so and we love it since that is what we have been doing for years! Read all about it just here! Trust me, our little bird baths are VERY popular.
Do you enjoy birds? Richard and I love them!
And if you want to read a very interesting book...you know I have one for you! "John James Audubon: The Making of An American" by Richard Rhodes is an excellent biography.