a ruby-throated hummingbird

a brown thrasher

a red-bellied woodpecker

a blue jay

This winter I started feeding the birds—and then taking photos of my new backyard buddies. It was so fun trying to get the very best picture I could of all the different types of bird I saw! I only knew the names of a few of them, so I had lots of learning to do.

an eastern bluebird

a downy woodpecker

a carolina chickadee

a carolina

 wren

a mourning dove

a northern cardinal

a barred owl