July 3, 2009

House Finches Flock to Feeders

Beautiful male House Finch

Male and female House Finch

We have been getting a lot of House Finches lately. We really enjoy them. The males have been pretty nervous. The females are layed-back, they stay at the feeder eating slowly and meticulously. I believe some of them are fledglings...not quite as wary.

Nature Hodgpodge

The Rose of Sharon bush is blooming beautifully. Last year I saw my first Humming Bird flying in and out of the blooms.

While taking a walk today, I brought my camera. This little butterfly or moth, would not hold still! It was so vibrantly pretty.

This was the clearest shot I could get. He kept his wings folded up tight and occasionally opened them.

What in the world is this bird?
Here is a bird my husband and I see quite often while walking. I looked it up on Whatbird.com believing it was a Mocking Bird. I'm not sure...if anyone can ID it for me...leave a comment, please.