I remember a page from a number book I read a lot to my son and daughter when they were kids. It said, "High in the sky, in the shape of a 'V', how many wild geese can you see?" This went through my head as I was snapping as many photos as I could. I didn't try to count them, though. A few pics turned out OK enough to post for Camera Critters, hosted by Misty Dawn.
This photo was taken through the window of our back door. I don't know where the sparrow got the sunflower seed it was eating. We haven't put food in our feeders yet.
From the Googling I did, I think this is a dark eyed junco in the vegetable garden. Someone has identified it for me in the past, but I don't remember what they said.
I keep reading about birds eating the seeds from a variety of flowers, and I had only seen some eating from my sister's purple coneflowers. I was so tickled to see the same junco eating seeds from my Rudbeckia trilobas, a smaller blooming Susan. I wasn't able to get a photo of it, but was pleased to have witnessed it.
I'm not sure which of our number of squirrels this one is. I don't think it's the light colored chested one. It let me take a number of steps closer to it, snapping photos along the way, until it tired of the game, or decided I was getting too close, and moved on.
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