I haven't felt up to going out and taking photos for a while, but I had a bit more energy today, so I went out and played with Tulla and attempted to take some photos. LOL it's a bit hard to coax the birds in while throwing the "bannana" for Tulla. But eventually, I was able to capture a few shots while we played. She's worth every ounce of extra effort :-)
Click on the English Sparrow below to see it larger, and look at her eye. It reflected the light beautifully.
This is a House Finch and has the most beautiful red head. We also have a Cassin's Finch but it has less red.
The beautiful Bluy Jay, or Scrub-Jay, has a bad reputation, but I love them. They aren't agressive and eat nicely with the smaller birds.
And our ever-plentiful Goldfinch. Both the male and female lose their bright yellow color this time of year, and are more brownish all over, but they remain sweet and easy to photograph.