For several weeks, I have been catching glimpses of this pretty, tan bird. You know how wonderful my eye sight is - I have to use my camera to see what I'm looking at. This morning, it decided to pay me a real visit. I think it's a flicker. I was wrong! Thank you T. for the correct ID! Brown Thrasher it is!
Last night, it was getting dark and raining. I noticed a little lump in the shelf of the abandoned 'house' bird feeder. I turned on the camera to zoom in to see what the lump was. I was unable to get the camera to stay in focus for a shot. My lump was a light green parakeet! Somebody must have left the window open. It was not what I had expected. I'm going to watch for it today, maybe it's some kind of trained.
The red-bellied woodpecker came by again this morning for a snack. I am getting a regular 'family' here. We really need to find a wholesale bird seed merchant! DH already grumbling about the high cost of my 'habit'. I could tell him it's cheaper than pot! Hah!