The mellowing is so much better.
Yesterday, my husband noticed this bird standing guard at the nest in the birdhouse. He had seen this bird a number of times fly in and out of the nest and figured there were babies in there.
Sure enough, there are, but even with my telephoto lens — which I am such a klutz at using I kept losing the birdhouse and would be focusing on our security light pole — I couldn’t get a good shot of the babies. For obvious reasons, I didn’t want to get too close.
This morning when I was weeding the flower bed near the birdhouse, I could hear the little peeps. That was so cool. And the guard bird gave me a look that said, “Keep your distance, lady.”
The birdhouse is one of several we have around our property, but the only one that is currently occupied. It was a present to my husband, who enjoys the birds a lot, and he has spent quite a bit of time watching this daddy bird tend to his babies.
We’re not sure what kind of a bird it is. We think it may be some kind of finch. Do you recognize it?