Over the years that Mom was sick the yard suffered from lack of loving care. It just was too much for Dad to keep up with. In the last few years Dad has been working to landscape the yard. Since I have some time on my hands these days I have been helping him by pulling weeds in the areas he wants to re-rock.
Usually when I am around I see lots of pigeons and crows helping themselves. Today though I watched as a beautiful black/blue bird came up and had a mid-afternoon snack. He looked at me with a sunflower kernel in his beg and then with a nod of his head flew away. Shortly after two little brown birds who had red chests and little red hoods on came in to take a few minutes of rest. They were very pretty and I watched as they enjoyed themselves and then flew off. Before I was done the tiniest little yellow feathered friend swooped into the yard and alit on one of the feeders. She stayed for a few minutes and then went on her way.
I had my point and shoot camera in my purse so I tried to get some pictures of the birds when the red hooded ones returned later. I couldn't get close enough to get really good pictures.