I was so excited today when I looked out the windows of our family/school room and there he was on our feeder. Our first visitor to our feeder in almost 3 weeks. Still no takers on our fruit birdfeeders we made out of pummelo and cranberries. I just know they will come now. The excitement is building. This little guy is a Chipping Sparrow. The pictures are not that great because I am taking them from indoors and using the cameras digital zoom lens. Soon I will get my zoom lens for my new camera. Soon, can't wait.
We were watching a movie this afternoon and I just happened to look out at the feeders and saw something in the tree that caught my eye. I've never seen one of these guys either. This is an American Kestrel. The boys looked out the window and we were all in awe at the amazing colors on this one. This is the one and only picture I took before he got suspicious of us moving around in the house and took off. I guess he was looking for some delicious little mammels to gobble up and we are too big to pick up.