From my favorite knitting position, I can see a bird bath that almost always is full of birds. Some days they gently splash around. Some days they splash with gusto and water is flying everywhere. I fill the shallow bird bath at least twice a day but I love watching the birds, especially this time of year.
Twice today, I’ve grabbed my camera to get a picture and they flew off before I got my photo.
First, there was a bird that kinda looked like a cardinal but the red was almost fluorescent and the breast/abdomen area looked blue-ish . . kinda reverse of female bluebird but much redder and bigger. Later, Vince was outside feeding the chickens. He came to the door and asked me to grab my camera and come outside. He said there was a bird that looked like a cardinal in the fig tree but his breast area was blue. By the time we got back out there, it was gone. I’m not sure if it was the same bird, or what kind of bird it is.
Then, I was sitting in my chair and looked up and there was an almost solid, bright white dove in the bird bath. Vince had told me the other day he was driving down the driveway and a pair of white doves flew right in front of the car. I wondered if they were really white or just a very light gray. I often see very light gray ones but today was the first time I saw an absolutely white dove here.
I’m sorry I couldn’t get pictures of them but I keep watching for them to come back to the bird bath . . maybe next time!