I live in a farm and we always have birds in the backyard or by the ponds. We have feeders in the backyard year round because my husband has been serious birder for a few years and I’m learning a little from him. Unfortunately, my vision only catches the bright colored birds. With the pandemic this year, I got interested in bird photography hence the photos. The 1st photo is a Short-eared Owl that came to stay with us from November to March. One day, I was determined to get a photo inching my way to where it was perched by the fence and it allowed to me to get as close as maybe 4 feet in front on it. There were w of them and they usually came out to hunt around 4 PM.
The 2nd photo is a Ruby Throated Hummingbird. They are mostly the ones that come our way. I love the way they buzz when they come to the feeder, they have their drink, look around then go perched somewhere then they come back and do the same thing.
‘The 3rd photo is my all time favorite bird- Painted Bunting. Like I said earlier, colors attract my eyes and this bird has all the colors I love. We have been fortunate to have a few, nests at home so they are here from spring to about August. I usually hear one singing in the backyard.