As I sat outside watching the morning wildlife activity, a male cardinal flew into the sycamore tree and perched on a branch with some sort of insect in its mouth.
I took pictures in the hope it would help me figure out exactly what type of insect it planned to eat.
Unfortunately, it remains a mystery. Even when the cardinal turned toward me, I was unable to tell what he held in his beak.
It was easier to tell what this male bluebird planned to have for breakfast. I was glad to see him holding a mealyworm. Yesterday I refilled the feeder with dried mealyworms, a high-protein, high-energy treat that bluebirds seem to especially favor.
Meanwhile, not to be left out, a few feet away from the mealyworm station, a little chickadee landed on the tube feeder in search of a sunflower seed.
A red-bellied woodpecker followed suit - or should I say, 'followed suet,' landing on the suet feeder to peck at a sticky meal of its own.
I shared breakfast hour with one more feathered friend this morning. A tufted titmouse few onto yet another feeder near where I sat.
It sure is nice to have breakfast with the birds. What a great way to start the day.