I have this beautiful Maple tree in my backyard that serves as a place to perch and shelter for many a bird. Most of the time the birds are hidden by the leave coverage. Being a deciduous tree, Autumn presents a different picture.
I was out there this afternoon trying to capture a different species when a Grey Butcherbird flew by and decided to take a rest on one of the branches. This was the first time I had seen this species in my backyard. Fortunately he was there long enough for me to capture a couple of decent pictures.
The baby doves: 2 & 4 days old. Eurasian collared doves. Parents left them alone for about 20 minutes. They sat on top of my barn opposite the nest area keeping watch. At one point, a hawk tried to attack one of the parents. Close call. See my other posts for videos of these babies and their parents. #babydoves#birdnest#birdsinmygarden#birdsinmybackyard
Most of my childhood I have chased the little bird with the metallic green head not knowing it had feathers in bright yellow and violet as well! #iridiscent #BirdsInMyBackyard #birdwatching