I've been spying on the backyard birds. It took some patience to get a snap of a cardinal - they seem to be especially sensitive to noises. I recently spotted some birds I have never seen before. They turned out to be brown-headed cowbirds, but didn't get any good photos of them. Cowbirds are interesting because they are brood parasites. They lay their eggs in the nests of other birds and let the host foster their young.
I haven't been taking as many photos or blogging as much as I like because I've been busy planning for the summer and writing. In my spare time, I've been enjoying long walks. The air smells nice with clover and honeysuckle. May has been incredibly beautiful.