Meadow Mueller 07/2003 - 04/2015

Meadow Mueller 07/2003 - 04/2015

May 9, 2009

Trying to make the best of a rainy day...

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?


Anonymous said...

Funny, I had the same idea today. I took my zoom out today, just in the yard and I got a pic of this beautiful Red Breasted Grosbeak, and my Cardinals were hanging around too. These two Cardinals are so in love, the male constantly feeding his girl, kissing her and looking dreamily at her. I too found the weather all crazy, but I gardened a bit too.

Teena in Toronto said...

Crazy weather today, eh?

Glad to see you made the best of a wet day.

Angie in TO said...

Where are you that you get Red Breasted Grosbeaks? We've yet to see one, but would like too.

Anonymous said...

I live in east Scarborough, called West Rouge. We are near the Rouge Valley and a short walk to the lake near Port Union. Today I saw an Oriole, for the first time. I did get a phot of the grosbeak, he's back again today.

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