I have seen a few new birds in my yard this spring ~ maybe I just wasn't paying attention before but I can't believe that I missed noticing the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. I was in my kitchen eating breakfast when I noticed a new bird at the feeder. I grabbed my camera and was lucky that he decided to hang out awhile. I read that they are common to woodlands but somehow they have eluded me ~ til now.
The next two photos are of the Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler.
The funny thing is that they are sitting on my Crep Myrtle!
The first one is the female ~ the male has a yellow spot on the top of it's head.
Now for a few more common wings in my garden ~
This Northern Flicker pretty far away, still I wanted to add it to my list!
The Ruby-throated hummingbird is the only hummingbird common to our area. Occasionally a Rufous hummingbird has been spotted on the east coast ~
This next photo shows the hummingbirds eye-lid/membrane closed~
More to come soon~ thanks for visiting !