Today’s forecast called for steady rain with waves of thunder storms, so when we had a brief break in the wet weather, I filled up the feeders and ventured out with the hopes of taking a few photos.
The birds were happy to oblige, dropping in to scoop up some snacks before the next round of showers.
The Blue Jays, of course, popped in to re-stock their peanut supply.
This female Red-bellied Woodpecker (who is currently much sought after and much fought after!) sampled Bark Butter from several places while her would-be-beaus battled to be her suitor.
Of course, the Red-bellied aren’t the only ones giving evidence that mating season has arrived. This male bluebird has been striking pretty poses…
…and bringing food offerings in his efforts to woo the female. (He really is a keeper!)
And this sweet female Downy Woodpecker…
…has clearly captured this fellow’s attention, who seems to be relying on his good looks to win her over.
He constantly flared his head feathers to impress her, and to give any opponents fair warning that he was a force to be reckoned with!
He was definitely my favorite bird of the day. Isn’t he the cutest?
Such a wonderful way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon!