After a terrific dinner with Mom and Dad this evening, I (as usual) came home with a ton of bird photos to sort through, resulting in yet another epic-length post. So I'll once again skip past the pleasantries and get right to it.
First, some damselfly photos I took out at the pond behind our office building during lunchtime:
At Mom and Dad's, that's a young Baltimore Oriole sitting on top of the post while a male oriole samples the grape jelly:
A female Cardinal as she settled in for her landing:
All I can say is when you take more than 400 photos, you're bound to stumble into a lucky shot like this:
A Purple Finch as it landed on one of the feeders:
It's a little hard to spot, but there's a House Wren taking a bath on the top level of the waterfall:
A Blue Jay swooping in:
A couple more grosbeak shots:
A pair of Mourning Doves landed on the feeders as we sat on the porch enjoying our dessert, giving me a chance to photograph a bird that, for whatever reason, rarely makes an appearance while I'm there with my camera:
Seriously, this dog is more photogenic than most of the people I know...