While out for a walk the other day a flash of red caught my eye in a pine tree. At first I thought it was just an ordinary cardinal but upon closer inspection I realized it was a bird I had never seen before. Now I have three bird feeders and a birdbath outside my window. I love to take walks in parks and through woods. I have several books on birds. It was such a surprise to see something new. He was hanging out in a pine tree with his mate. Luckily I had a camera and was able to take his picture. Wish it could have been a better shot. Of course people reading this probably see these birds all the time and think I'm weird for writing about it. According to my book he's a white winged crossbill and they don't usually venture down this far south.
I felt like painting a few signs today since my daughter went to spend the day with her Grandmother. Both pieces are currently on Ebay.