Photo above is of one of my many Cedar Waxwings eating the mulberries from my tree this morning. I also had my first Baltimore Orioles on the tree today and they are always the last to eat the berries because they like them very ripe. The American Goldfinches have been busy too. They don't eat the fruit but the seeds within the fruit which is intriguing to watch.
Did some birding this evening with Alan and Sharon H. Sharon wanted to see the Red-tailed Hawk and her chicks. Picture above is digiscoped and kind of blurry. Love those eyes though and the yellow on end of its bill.
Lousy shot of one letting out a soft cry. So cute to watch
I thought nothing of it really and continued to bird. I later found out from Alan that the Breeding Bird Atlas is very interested in information regarding Eastern Bluebirds nesting in natural cavities so I was thrilled to get some digital photos of it. We also saw a bluebird feeding her begging recently fledged babies so it's nice to see that several pairs of bluebirds have been successful thus far.
Last but not least, and amusing photo of a Belted Kingfisher and a Downy Woodpecker. How cool is this. Birds are so funny sometimes. It made for a cute photo as they were both perched in the same location and didn't even seem to notice one another.