A Northern Cardinal in molt (poor thing – he has lost his red feathers on his face and forehead), a trio of juvenile hen Wood Ducks, a Red-headed Woodpecker disturbed by the presence of a Mourning Dove on the electric pole, a bunch of House Finches on the bird feeder, a Carolina Chickadee, and the graceful Great Blue Heron were some of the many birds that were here in my yard yesterday.
It rained off and on so some of the birds are rather drenched. The Wood Ducks are maturing. It was just a couple of months ago when they were tiny fluffy ducklings behind their mother on the pond. I took these pictures yesterday, Aug. 3, 2012. The pictures of the birds at the feeder were taken inside my house through the window, window screen and through the porch rail. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!