I have a bunch of photos sitting in my web album that I have been meaning to post, but have been too busy. The first picture you see is of the female Mockingbird that has been in my yard the past couple of days. Her mate has made my backyard his home for well over a month now so she comes over here often to search for him. Her partner sits on top of the bird feeders and searches for birds that are invading his territory. He goes after all of them and while it is funny to watch, I feel bad for the ones who come to my feeders to eat, to only get chased away!
Last but not least is a blurry photo of a Hooded Merganser taken at the cemetery yesterday. One of my new birding friends said to keep an eye out for them as most will be leaving the area soon for breeding. I guess this one is taking its time though. I did not see a female with it.