Finally, I was able to get a few bird pictures. I'm quite sure none of these will ever make it to a field guide, but it was fun trying. I'm beginning to think all the birds around here, other than crows, are too busy with nesting or taking care of their babies. Maybe it's been too wet for them.
I did have a hummingbird at the hanging fuchsia basket, but it wouldn't wait for me to get outside with the camera. And then there's the Stellar's Jay that tricked me into thinking he'd wait for me to get my camera ready quick enough to catch him eating something out of the gutter. I've run out there at least three times only to have him take off.
Black-capped chickadee - This is what they look like from the back.
Dark-eyed Junco - This is what they look like from the side.
Crow - This is how they look in silhouette.
The squirrel who thinks he can pass for a bird while he eats from the bird feeders. They like to chase each other along this fence and see who can get into the bird feeder first.
Even though these aren't the best angles, the clarity is so much better than with my other camera. I know there will be plenty of opportunities to take some good bird pictures. We usually start seeing quite a few more birds around here once it warms up a little more. Until then I'll just have to be patient.