The sun was fleeting today and when it would pop from behind the clouds, it was a beautiful thing to behold. But for the most part, it was a gray day. And I spent my morning cleaning.
In the afternoon, I looked out the kitchen window and saw two squirrels raiding the feeders. I went to get the camera and my jacket and scarf and with the 70-300mm lens on, I quietly and slowly opened the back door.
All of the birds flew away at the tiniest movement I made, and then the one squirrel jumped down. The other stayed though, and eyeballed me as he continued to eat. I had enough of him, so I moved and off he dashed. And so I waited until the birds began to return.
I stayed very very still.
I wasn’t dressed warmly enough and after 5 minutes began to feel the cold seeping in. But I managed to capture three different birds clearly enough, I suppose.
From the top: male slate-colored juncoe, white-throated sparrow, male house finch.
This is the same little juncoe that is in the photo at top.
This week, I hope to accomplish several things. I may have to make a list. But for today, all was quiet and gray and dreamy and as I write this, Canada is playing the US in men’s hockey as the 2010 Olympics comes to a close. Tonight I’m cooking because I wanted to give my husband the night off. Sometimes my kindness astounds me. **grins **
We’re having this macaroni & cheese with stewed tomatoes on the side. And pound cake with ice cream for dessert. What did you have?
Have a beautiful day, all.