After a long and painful week, we went home to St. Augustine for a great Easter BBQ at my Uncle and Aunt's house and to visit with Mom and Dad.
Emma's birthday falls during the week, so we had a little early birthday celebration on Sunday, with chicken pilau and a blueberry cake (I made the cake!). I'll post about that later this week on her real birthday.
In between the BBQ and the Birthday, I spent some time sitting under the grapefruit tree with my camera. From my vantage point, I had a feeder behind me, a feeder in front of me, and a dense planting of hummer attracting shrimp plants to my right.
The following birds were all photographed in Mom and Dad's yard this weekend.
Goldfinch. There were lots of these, but this guy was the goldiest.
The actual back yard. The grapefruit tree where the bird feeders are located is just beyond the folded blue and white table umbrella. It is still laden with fruit even as it blossoms for the new crop.
Florida's drab state bird gathering fluff for her nest.
The hummers are back!
This one was at Mom's, but they have returned to PFHQ also. Our first sighting was last Friday.
A girly cardinal trying to decide what this new feature was (me), and if she should risk a trip to the feeder with me sitting so close.