A male Yellow Rumped Warbler gleans a small meal from the aspen leaves as the sun just begins to shine in the forest.
Well before me, well before the sun the Robins wake and start the day with a song. Lying in bed I hear them sing then nod back off again until the sun peaks out.
A Robins song is not a bad wake up call at all.
Hearing the Chickadees calling in the trees above our heads we expected to look up and see either a black-capped or mountain chickadee as we had seen them earlier this day. However to our surprise we we greeted by this little Chestnut-Backed Chickadee looking down at us and hunting insects just above our heads.
The all about birds website starts their description of this bird by calling them handsome and I would have to whole heartedly agree with that.
A Cedar Waxwing ushers in summer. Perched in a tree with leaves so fresh you can almost smell the fragrant summer breeze.
Happy summer and happy Friday to all.
And to those on the southern half of the globe happy winter.
Making acquaintance with a relaxed and aware black bear on a rainy spring morning.
A young male Downey Headed Woodpecker learning the ropes on a local tree.