A couple of photos of birds in bushes in our garden
The small birds love the golden ninebark as it is so dense that even the sharp-shinned hawk can’t catch them in it. Your task is to count all the juncos, starting from the blurred one in the foreground which is not in the bush.
Next is a black-capped chickadee. The dogwood provides some welcome winter colour and is even prettier in this shot with the ice covering from the storm.
When I took this picture, it was pitch dark, but a long exposure (10 seconds) caught the trails made by the fireflies as they flashed their tails. The firefly season is just starting so I hope to get some more pictures when they fill the valley with light, in a few weeks.
This Grosbeak arrived at our feeder today.
The blackberry flowers are almost over and starting to form fruit, but this metallic green mason bee is still finding some food.
The ninebark (from Lisa) is full of flowers and they are even prettier close-up.
And I like this water lily – it has interesting marking on its leaves, which is a change from the others I have, that are all green.