This morning I went out towards a wooded area near where I live. I wanted to see some birds. I saw this blue jay at a feeder.
But he flew away.
Then a downy woodpecker flew over but he seemed more interested in the bottom part of the feeder. Wonder why? It is just .... wood.
I looked up and saw a goldfinch. This is Iowa's state bird.
Suddenly a rose breasted grosbeak flew in. These birds do not like company and the others left - in a hurry. Notice the beak on this bird!
They are a very attractive bird but certainly have a "leave me alone!" look about them.
This red wing blackbird stopped by - but only after the grosbeak was gone.
Up in a tree I saw a traditional red headed woodpecker.
Finally this little guy was around to clean up anything the birds might have knocked to the ground.
I saw these birds, the squirrel and more in less than 30 minutes. Mother Nature is quite amazing but you have to be willing to stop and look.