The sun has been shining and the breezes are cool and fresh , this time of year lots of activity in the yard as all prepare to migrate . Fall is just around the corner now . Days like this gives me lots of fun photo ops . The Blue Jays are back and are squawking up a storm every morning now , they are timid for a bit of me and my camera but they will soon warm up to us lol !
The Goldfinch have been feasting on the feeders fighting and pushing each other off of them even though there is plenty for all and attacking the dead heads for seeds of the cone flowers .
These guys get pushy that's for sure , this feeder maybe low but there was another one right beside them that was had quite a lot in it but nooo they all want this one .
This guy here is giving the other a body check and trying to knock him off .
I could hear them arguing as they fight for a spot chirp chirp , no I was here first , no I was !
I will pull your tail then .
No you wont , ah ! gotchya , nana you lost your spot . Needless to say after all the fuss I filled this feeder for them lol !Just when you think you have seen it all here lol !.
Hummie and his buddies were all over the place to chasing each other and feasting ,
It was a busy day in the yard for sure . Except for Miggs she was just watching it all taking in the cool breeze and fresh air whilst all this was going on .
Some of the gold finch moved to the dead heads of the cone flowers .
Then we had one of the squirrels show up with what looked like an apple in his mouth running about looking for a spot to either bury it or eat it .
It turned out is wasn't an apple after all it was a Chestnut and he found a nice hiding spot to shuck and chuck the green outer shell .
To his left there is the outer shell he peeled off of it soo fast and then he took off with the nut in his mouth .
All he wanted was the Chest nut in side .
The carpenter bees are busy collecting as much pollen as they can now .
This guy is covered in it and as he digs deeper into the marigold he gets covered with even more each time . Fascinating !
It was a good and fun day for photography , I love days like this where there is so much activity going on in our yard . The day came to an end with a lovely full moon . The Harvest moon .
Over our valley as light cloud floated by and damp air developed as the sun was almost fully set on the western horizon . The yard quiet now as all tucked into bed for the promise of another sunny fun busy day in the yard .
Sorry it was such a long post but so much was happening this day and I just went nuts with trying to capture it all , 130 photos later lol ! I keep my camera on continuous so I can just snap away and all are hand held I don't use a tripod I have learnt to use my body as a tripod and the odd table or chair or what ever there is I can steady myself and my camera if I need to , it’s a challenge I enjoy and is faster for some of the subjects I photograph ! I am always taking lots of photos playing learning enjoying all part of why I love nature and photography so much .
Well that's it for now for me, time for Miggs and I to go for our walk . Have a good weekend !
Until next time