Took a little time to cool off and do some birding after shoveling the driveway,sidewalk and patio this morning. I was hoping to get some shots of the Chipping Sparrow ( that has been visiting my feeders since Sunday) posed on some snow covered foliage. The Chipper never landed on the snow covered parts of the bushes so all I got were photos of it on the ground. While sitting behind my camera waiting for the sparrow to cooperate, I heard a different bird up in the Sycamore tree. It turned out to be a Rusty Blackbird. It's only my second Rusty Blackbird sighting in my yard, the first was of three birds flying over with a group of Red-Winged Blackbirds during migration last October.
|Chipping Sparrow stil hanging around|