I was standing on the deck yesterday, snapping picture after picture, when I saw a handsome Downy in a nearby Dogwood. I thought to myself, “Perhaps he will land on the end of the branch I have attached to the deck.” So, I focused my camera where I was hoping he would show up. No sooner had I done so, than an Eastern Phoebe landed in that very spot!
Now, Phoebes are common in the area, but not in my backyard. They tend to hang out near the pond in my neighborhood, where they can enjoy a plentiful supply of insects.
This beautiful bird stayed all of about 5 seconds, long enough for me to fire off two shots, and then flew away. The pictures look quite similar, but I’m posting them both because I was so excited to have one visit up close and in person!
Now some might call it a coincidence that the Phoebe landed right where I was focusing, but I say it was simply my Father blessing me in a way He knew would make me smile. He loves me, you know. 🙂