While looking out my back windows yesterday evening I saw a Cedar Waxwings eating the ripened berries from our Mountain Ash tree. I went to get my camera and although I didn't get a picture of the waxwing. I sat on my back deck taking pictures of the bird activity in my backyard for the next half hour or so. It was a very busy location. sparrows, purple finch and a multitude of hummingbirds; all a delight to watch! And high in the evening sky, Nighthawks. Too high and fast to capture their pictures but a lovely sighting to see.This one above is rather beautiful if you click on the pic to enlarge it. The blossoms of the Queen of the Meadow lends their delicate colour to the setting that this young Purple Finch chose to pose in.
There were several of this little Chickadees and its buddies flitting about with their comings and goings to the feeders
And what a photo pose in these red Mountain Ash berries that this young Purple Finch chose to pose in!
None of these bird sightings were rare or unusual but they were a delightful addition to the summer colour of my back yard. I have been so busy lately that I hadn't taken the time to just sit and enjoy the beauty of nature in my own back yard.