Birds are back

I didn't have anybody fill the bird feeders while I was gone, so the birds had moved on. However, it only took two days for the finches, chickadees, nuthatches and woodpeckers to rediscover the full feeders.

A healthy thump on the window this morning let me know they were back.

This is also the first shot with my new telephoto lens, which I took out of the box this morning.

And, another technological advance: I set up the unit with a microphone on the bird feeder which runs the sound through a wire to a speaker inside. So, it sounds like the birds are chirping right in the house. Very nice. You can hear their wings whir when they take off. If they land on the microphone itself, however, it makes quite a racket.