Summer is winding down, but I still have a few flowers in my back yard for the birds and I to enjoy.
Most of them are near the trees where my feeders are hanging,
so they are in the shade most of the day and have done much better than anything else in the yard.
The Yellow Finch and the Cardinal are some of my favorite visitors to my feeders. They are so brightly colored and easy to spot from my kitchen window.
The Humming Birds are so fun to watch. I had never seen them actually perch on the tree limbs before. I had always had the stand alone feeders for them and the birds would feed and then fly away. But, with their feeder hanging in the tree they often perch on a limb. They also don't mind my being out in the yard or near the feeders, they still visit as long as I don't move too suddenly.
I try to capture them with my camera, but they are pretty fast and my camera often wants to focus on the leaves instead of the birds. I love it when I am actually able to get decent pictures of them.
I wish the other birds would allow me to get this close to them.
Sometimes when I am filling the feeders, they will hover right in front of me.
When I grab the camera they move near the feeder,
it's like they know and don't want their photo taken.