Birdies abound.

Lots of action in the backyard this weekend.

I don’t usually care much for the mourning doves, as they aggressively hog the feeders.  But I like the color around the eyes of this dove.

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Red-bellied woodpecker:

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Bluejay:

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Beautiful, red cardinal:

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Food fight.

There’s quite a bit of action at the bird feeders lately.   A vibrant red male cardinal has been lurking about, but I have not been able to get a shot of him.   This afternoon, I saw a flash of red out back, and grabbed my telephoto.  I had to take some shots through my less-than-crystal-clear sliding glass door, since the birds scatter whenever anyone ventures outside.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter a bit, I tried to quietly open the door and take a few shots … not great detail, but a little clearer, and you can see how much more vibrant the red is.

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Walking around with a camera.

I was pleased with this one, taken while walking around a nearby pond.  Was able to focus through the brush to get a shot of this Great Egret.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen back at home caught a lady cardinal on a feeder.

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Whaddarulookinat?

Cardinal.
Cardinal.

Was up all night.  Again.  Got a few hours break until another all night session tonight on this work thing.  So, I finally made it to the gym to work off some stress.  Caught this cardinal giving me the goose eye.