The weather people couldn't make up their mind for today. I heard rain, chance of rain, cloudy, occasional showers, partly sunny. It almost all sounds the same, eh?
So, with a number of hours to myself, not sure what to do because of the weather... I finally packed up some seeds, peanuts and the camera; got in the car and just started driving. I visited a couple cemeteries, local parks and finally got out for a walk when I heard quite a few songs through the air.
It would rain for 10 minutes, stop for 10, rain again, stop again. I was only out of the car for maybe 45 minutes and got some pretty good shots of a few of my faves in the area... oh, and I got pretty soaked too but I kept that camera covered at all costs.
It's amazing, to me anyways, what one can see if they have a bit of nuts and seed along with patience. A decent camera to share the adventure later is a bonus. I hope you enjoy a few of the moments of my outing today.
The Red Winged Blackbirds are pretty aggressive; hence leaving this male Cardinal off to the side hoping for some leftovers. Boys will be boys...
The male House Sparrow didn't mind sharing the feasty find with a female Cardinal.
This one didn't come out so clear but it was cool to see all 3 of them sharing the small pile of food. Blame my shaky hands and the damp windy weather.
I put some more food on another fence post and the male quickly came over.
I wandered around a bit and followed the girl Cardinal to this spot. I really like this shot of her.
As always here and just about anywhere in North America you can be guaranteed the visit from a Squirrel or two or twelve.
One of the many flowers in the area...
On my way back to the car I ran into this guy, a Raccoon. Wonder what it was doing out and about in the early afternoon?