Before going out hiking to find whatever birds there was to find, I had much fun watching the birds in the garden. They had found that the watering hose (or whatever it's name) was leaking, and they used it as a drinking post on sunny days. Here are 3 juvenile Common Crossbills
A pair of Goldfinches.
Male Common Blackbird.
Continental Long-tailed tit. I was so happy to see this small bird. I saw them several times, but they were so fast and mobile so I did not get many good shots of them. I did not really mind though, it was a joy just to be able to watch them!
'Find the bird'… A common treecreeper.
My photos may not be of the best quality, but I did get a lot of shots that I can use as reference material for my painting! That was my goal, and I am so happy with all the new material that is all my own!!