I had nothing to say about “pair” when I looked at it a few hours ago, but since then, with camera in hand, I finally got a very pretty pair of ladybirds — the girls of the species — on the feeder.
I’ve been trying to get the girl cardinal for a while. She stops by, but never when I’ve been able to get the camera pointed in the right direction. Today, that changed and I got my shot. The scarlet male is a gorgeous bird, but the lady of the species is a pretty bird too. Yellow – almost olive-green – with red slashes on her win
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, a woodpecker dropped by. Pretty sure that is a female downy or a very small female hairy woodpecker … and the green/yellow bird is the other half of the scarlet boy I’ve been shooting.
Saved again by my camera!
Just as well because I’m so tired, I can hardly think. These three-hour nights are really getting to me. I need to sleep and I need to be free of pain for long enough to actually make it happen.