So, I’ve been home for about 2 weeks now while Spring started breaking out here in Georgia. To that end, I set up a bird feeder a few yards from the house and am taking advantage of floor to ceiling windows to shoot the birds.
I still haven’t gotten the hang of identifying birds, but I get by with a little help from my friends. It seems I have a bunch of purple finches at the feeder. Normally they don’t come this far south, but their food supply has been hampered this year.
There are some shots of them fighting over the food, but today that seems to have settled down and they are sharing. I guess they’ve decided that it’s not going away.
On the downside, the squirrel has found he can climb the pole, so I’ve oiled it and ordered a baffle to stop him.
The big score in this post, though, as far as I’m concerned is yesterday’s shots of one of the red-shouldered hawks that lives in my yard.
Friday I’m off on another road trip along the Gulf Coast to New Orleans. I will check out the Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve south of NOLA, then head north up the Mississippi River to see if I can find birds in migration.