These Common Redpolls have been building nests in our area. They have been hanging out in my Holly tree for the past few weeks.
I was inside when one landed close enough for me to photograph. This is taken through the window.
I went out on the balcony to work and take photos. These birds weren't scared of me. This is a male (bird in front) and female (bird in back) Common Redpole. If you look closely, you will notice the female had nest building materials in her beak.
There was a squirrel lounging on this branch. I'm impressed with the clarity of the photo, at such a long distance.
On the way to meeting Alex at the bus stop, I noticed these flowers had bloomed in my neighbor's garden.
This hollow in the tree was filled with water and had an ivy vine growing from it.
I know I photographed this Hyacinth before, but I wanted to see the quality difference between the photos.
This photo was a huge improvement over the last. I love the clarity of this one. The details of the leaf bud on this vine, are really clear.
This is a Vinca bud. Vinca is a ground cover plant that grows in abundance in our yard.
There were large ants scurrying about by my neighbor's steps.