I can’t get over the variety and number of birds we have at our new place! We set up some bird feeders in the yard, one out the kitchen window, and a couple outside the big picture window in our office.

Goldfinches are a bird I rarely saw before moving here.

They have kept Terry on her toes as she works in the office. Every once in awhile there’s a big thump on the office window, She will nearly jump out of her skin, I’ll laugh, and a bird will be laying outside the window knocked silly. This morning I went out and picked up one such bird off the ground. It came to when I picked it up, but it just stood on my hand until I put it on the post.

We also put up a hummingbird feeder. Both Rufous and Calliope Hummingbirds have been coming to it regularly.

For all the birds in the yard, we also have many different kinds around the ponds and refuge across the road.

Luckily, I doubt I’ll ever grow tired of watching and photographing birds.