Tiny shorebirds

I really love going to the beach and getting to take pictures of the shorebirds.

These tiny sandpipers are always in a large group close to the waters edge it’s pretty easy to get their pictures with their reflections.

We spent yesterday at the beach because that was what I wanted to do for my birthday which so happens to be today.

Normally my birthdays are always spent doing something that involves taking pictures because that is what I love to do.

I will be sharing more pictures of the beach trip this week.
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The juvenile cardinals

We have always had cardinals in our yard but this year we have a lot.
There are so many juveniles going through so many different stages you have to laugh about it.

The males especially seem to get the worst of it and tend to look so awkward during this stage.
In the pictures, below the males are in the first two pics you can tell their feathers are changing colors so they have two colors of feathers right now.

The females are the last two pictures but all these birds are juveniles.

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Cardinal in the shadow

When you shoot towards a bright area such as towards the sun whatever is in front of that will be a silhouette or a shadow as long as it is darker than the background.

There are at least 8 cardinals that hang around our yard and come to eat. In the early morning, I can get silhouettes quite easily because the sun is rising behind them.

You can tell by the shape of the birds and the head that these are cardinals.

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Mulberry thieves

The cedar waxwings are back and they are stealing our mulberries right off the trees.

They have a mask on like a bandit in disguise they are thieves I tell you.

Their diet is 70% fruit so this is why they are happy to see our mulberry trees.

This is the second year in a row that they have come in large groups and eat all day long for a few weeks until they strip the mulberry trees dry of all the fruit. We do not mind sharing the mulberries with the birds we just wish they would not eat them all.

We do not mind sharing the mulberries with the birds we just wish they would not eat them all.

Daisy is mad because she likes to eat the ones off the ground and as you can see they are eating those too.

They are some sleek looking birds that is for sure.

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