After our long winter, this was a welcome sight!
This pair of doves show up every evening around 5:30. These two are the only doves that come and they are always together.
There's this one blue jay that shows up every couple of days and he doesn't stay around very long. Blue jays have a bad reputation for badgering smaller birds, but this one seems nice enough. And he's BLUE, my favorite color! I loved finding blue jay feathers when I was a little girl.
This bird is a house finch, which are also very similar to purple finches that sometimes visit our feeders as well.
I never get tired of seeing these bright yellow goldfinches at my feeders! It has been fun watching the coats of the males turn more yellow as spring as progressed. I really would like to have more of these. We've put out some nyger seed, which they supposedly prefer, but it hasn't made a difference so far.
As I opened my curtains one morning last week, I immediately spotted about 5 or 6 of these white-crowned sparrows. I had not seen them before and didn't know what they were called, so I had to look them up. They are migratory birds here in Michigan. I haven't seen any for the past couple of days, so I assume they are on their way north. I hope they stop here again in the fall when they travel back down south! I love how their stripes are so bright!
I've been on the look-out for a rose-breasted grosbeak. A couple of my neighbors have seen them and I'm hoping one will soon find it's way to my backyard.
Also, a couple from church gave us a hummingbird feeder a few days ago. Pete hung it this evening, so I'm hoping to attract lots of those this summer too!
All of these pictures were taken through my dining room window. I can't walk through our dining room without stopping to see what birds might be out there. I find it to be a pleasant distraction from housework!