A Golden Crowned Sparrow.
I have a few pictures of them.
I say ‘them’… these were taken over two days, and I assume it isn’t all the same bird.
But I could be wrong.
But that is a pretty good shot of his golden crown.
I will now intersperse some pictures of a turkey vulture, who, technically isn’t in my mom’s garden, so much as he is flying far above it. So he doesn’t count for the game my mom and I play where I take photos of birds in her yard and we look at them together.
Once again, at the age of 95, she can’t see the birds as well as she used to.
So she loves these zoomed-in shots.
I crop away all of the photo except for the bird in each one.
It is just a thing we do.
Bird watching in the digital age.
High tech bird watching.
A hungry Towhee.
And an adorable Titmouse.
And just a couple more photos, taken by one of my daughters, at my friend’s house.
Dutch, the chocolate lab, snuggling with me while gnawing on his bone. He lay down on my arm.