From my orchid collection.
I took this shot while watering my plants and realized that this one was about to open its petals.
At first, I thought it was a female cardinal being attracted by the male, and it turned out to be an adult male House Finch. What a treat I had today. I don’t get to see them in my backyard that often.
The house finch is a bird in the finch family Fringillidae. In most cases, adult males’ heads, necks and shoulders are reddish. This color sometimes extends to the belly and down the back, between the wings. Male coloration varies in intensity with the seasons and is derived from the berries and fruits in its diet. As a result, the colors range from pale straw-yellow through bright orange (both rare) to deep, intense red. Adult females have brown upperparts and streaked underparts.
Their song is a rapid, cheery warble or a variety of chirps.
The blue jay is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is predominantly blue with a white chest and underparts, and a blue crest. It has a black, U-shaped collar around its neck and a black border behind the crest. They are noisy birds and feed constantly in my backyard feeder.
I guess everyone loves to see this male bird,because of his colorful plumage and handsome look. The female as many others is not that fortunate, nevertheless also attractive as most females!!!
I took this shot this morning from my backyard waiting anxiously as usual to get the perfect shot of the mighty hummingbird and behind me, there he was with his famous call and song with churr. I don’t get to see them too often, but I guess the feeder is of great help.
The northern cardinal is a North American bird in the genus Cardinalis; it is also known colloquially as the redbird or common cardinal. It has a distinctive crest on the head and a mask on the face which is black in the male and gray in the female. The male is a vibrant red, while the female is a dull reddish olive.