As I was sitting at my desk, minding my own business, I heard the not unfamiliar sound of a bird flapping against my window pane, trying to get in. This one, however, was the first Oriole of the season, a couple feet away!
Several days I ago I put up a new feeder station with little cups for grape jelly and orange slices.
They usually can’t resist grape jelly and oranges.
Then this critter decides to explore the tiny humming bird feeder next to my window and thus… the encounter.
He did, however, immediately thereafter find the grape jelly. I shot this photo, though that feeder is not too close to my house.
I will be on the watch.
I have also spotted an Indigo Bunting, but he has been scarce.
Meanwhile, the usual suspects are hanging around.
This one is, I think, a coach for the Goldfinch Eating Team.
They are engaged in a contest with the new team in town.
The PSET won this round.
This one suspected she was being watched.
This finch, however, was determined to be photogenic.
In the meantime, Mrs. Woodpecker scoops some nutty glop.
I have been experimenting with multiple webcams… trying to get everything to work smoothly for the Z-Cam. As part of the experiment, I have set one up for Penjing, whom I have also put to work with some advertising.
"But Father! But Father!", you are surely saying. "That is the ugliest little webcam I have ever seen!".
Indeed. However, it has a 5 megapixel resolution and cost about $12! There is no microphone built it, which is fine. The only problem is that I can’t figure out how to control its brightness and contrast, etc., when I have the others plugged in. It is simply too light sensitive. It is perfect for the chapel cam, however. I might get a couple more with extensions. Id like to get a couple more angles on Mass, perhaps… experiment a bit.
In the meantime, Penjing has nothing special to say.