It has been raining all weekend, ugh, but the light this morning was nice for photographing birds, and we had an invasion of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks...
The lovely Mr. R. B. Grosbeak!
And the plainer Mrs. R. B. Grosbeak.
I have never seen this many at once. I had five males and a female at one feeder this morning!
We've got other lovely birds as well...
Mrs. Downy Woodpecker. Or maybe it's "Ms"!
A common grackle! I thought the lighting today showed off the irridescent feathers particularly well. Some people don't like grackles because they hog the birdfeeders, but I love 'em. And if you see them in lighting like this, they're beautiful.
Another shot of our gorgeous friend.
"Why are you pointing that big black thing at me?"
Everybody was getting soaked in the rain...
...but a bird's gotta eat!
I love his "racing stripes"!