I had a terrible dream this morning, and I was up early playing stupid GemCraft Chapter 0 (so addictive--if you like tower defense games, don't click that link) to clear my mind. It was very gray out, and overall my mood was not the best when I headed to work. But you know turns my mood around?
Getting pictures of beautiful birds!
Plus the fact that this was part of my job--that's pretty awesome too.
Before this year, I had seen one Western Tanager (and I'm not even certain about that). I don't know what it is about this year, but there are several at work, and they aren't even all that difficult to photograph. They certainly aren't as skittish as some birds.
They vary in vibrancy. Some males have just a little red on their face, like this one.
I think this is a female Tanager, though I checked online and it seems some females are a tad more vibrant.
And then there are males with more red. This picture makes me so happy!
Two in one photo! Okay that's enough of the Tanagers.
I couldn't neglect the other birds.
You can kind of tell it's raining in some of these pictures.
This is an outtake, but I like it when I get these accidental flying shots. Who cares about focus?
These sparrows always end up in my photos, but they're pretty cute and they sit still for me.
Then I saw this little guy! A White-crowned Sparrow. He's very cute.
Round bird tummies are definitely on my list of 50 Cutest Things In Nature. (Fennec foxes are also on the list.)
Switching gears, I had another snake sighting the other day. Always exciting!
Have a good rest of your week! :)