It was a rough start to the day. It made me a little bit grumpy and I decided to feed the birds. As I stomped over to fill up a ground container, a bright color caught my eye. This male let me get super close before he flew off. I might have been 2 feet away when he finally took flight. Totally changed my whole morning. I am not quite sure if he’s a grosbeak or a crossbill. His mouth is full! It doesn’t matter. He was a bright spot of color which brightened up my day! Hooray for those fly by moments of cheer!
Keep an eye out for them, you never know how close they come when you aren’t paying attention.