I love to be outdoors but, I admit, I’m a fair-weather outdoors-girl. As I was in east Texas, on Houston County Lake, over Labor Day, the temps were close to 100. Looking outside I could see a gentle breeze that kept enticing me out. Any who have spent a summer in Texas know what happens as soon as you go outside. I began to sweat and couldn’t even find relief from the heat in the shade or the breeze. But I wanted to get some pix of the backyard birds so I pulled up a chair and tried not to exert any energy. 🙂
I thought the above photo was of a red-headed woodpecker but I got some help with the bird identification from firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Dad says his mother used to call the goldfinch “salad” birds.
The Downy woodpecker is such a cute little bird.
The Easter Bluebird is pretty common; especially if you put up a nesting box for them.
Again, email@example.com helped me out to identify the bird in the above photo. It is a female Red-bellied woodpecker. The Yellow-fronted woodpeckers aren’t found in this part of Texas.
As I came back in the house, where my parents stayed, my Dad asked me what I was doing out there. I told him I was taking photos. He told me I should have gotten some good pix of the birds who came to see the crazy person sitting outside in the Texas heat because they never see that. 🙂
Listening to General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.