Critter(s) of the Day: many bird visitors

There was one day in June when we got so many birds visiting at once. Especially goldfinches. It was really hard to choose photos for critter of the day!

My older brother had given my parents hanging bird feeders as gifts, years ago. The church one was for my mother, and the barn was for my late father. For some reason, my mom took the barn one with her when she moved off the farm, leaving the church one with my dad. She had been using is as a garden decoration, so when she wanted to take it in for the winter, but had no space for it, I had no problem agreeing when she asked me to bring it back to the farm.

This way, when one is empty, we can just switch them out.

The red barn matches the purple finches very well! 😀

Critter of the Day: purple peeker

Purple finches, from early May, taken when the bird feeder was moved right up to the living room window.

Peek-a-boo! I see you!

Getting photos while the feeder was moved by the window when the trees were cleared from the roof has made me seriously consider moving it closer on a more permanent basis. If it wasn’t a higher traffic pathway, I would have done that right from the start. The lilac the purple finch is on in the photo on the right is about the same distance from the house as the feeder is, during the summer, so the zoom lens does make up for it rather well.