The sun came out for awhile yesterday and out came the birds. Lot's of activity on the bird feeders while they were there. The apple tree in our garden is a favorite perch in between snacks.
This little Anna's Hummingbird (thanks to Aerie-el at Gardener's Roost and Petunia's Garden for both helping me to identify correctly) sat for a long time on this branch. I stood about 20 feet away and just watched. He seemed to be enjoying the sun too.I can't believe I was able to sneak up on him.
A Red-breasted Nuthatch on the suet feeder. The birds seem to love this feeder.
Now a Chestnut-backed Chickadee takes his turn. They seem to be the friendliest of the birds in our yard. They will sit 4 or 5 feet away and wait for the feeder to be refilled. It was their calls that caught my attention.
Another of the same type of chickadee and a Dark-eyed Junco in the apple tree. These birds seem to travel in flocks together. Still some fog in the distance.
A Robin was also resting on the fence, but he didn't stay once I went outside.
Identifying birds is getting me ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count, which you can read a little bit about on the link attached.