One of my favorite things to do is to sit on the porch and drink my morning coffee and watch the birds.
Cassie, the tiny cat loves to do this too.
Sometimes her jaw quivers.
That wold be why she is harnessed to an anchor on the porch!
The bird hanging onto the rod of the long sock feeder is an elusive bluebird.
He, and I'm sure it's a he since he is so pretty, doesn't like to have his picture taken so this is as good as it gets.
Usually these socks are full of Goldfinches, but I never seem to have my camera to get a good shot for you.
He is gorgeous, and I think he knows it.
We also have 2 pairs of woodpeckers, they are either the Downy or the Hairy ones. Pretty red heads and black and white markings.
Just the colors Miss V is using in her next quilt!
There is also a pair of hummingbirds and some Orioles, along with all the usual Wisconsin birds, Chick a Dees, Mourning Doves, Barn Swallows, Red Wing Blackbirds.
And then we have this guy, a Golden Pheasant.
In case you were wondering, Golden Pheasants are not native to Wisconsin. We are assuming he escaped from someone who raises birds.
He is a beautiful fellow, until he opens his mouth.
His call sounds like a rusty gate. We refer to him as Rusty now.
Rusty decided about 3 or 4 weeks ago to take up residence in our windbreak. He comes out in the mornings and evenings to clean up under the bird feeders, give his (?) mating call, and ruffle his feathers loudly.
so far, he has had no luck getting any girl pheasants to come over for sunflower seeds.