All images taken from our yard in Gill, Franklin Co., MA on May 4th, 2013 using a Canon Powershot G10 compact digital camera.
Bank Swallow - the second of two sightings from our yard today.
This bird was hanging out with the local Barn Swallows in late afternoon.
It landed on the ground several times and may have been collecting nesting material?
Northern Flicker - busy excavating a nest hole.
Female pictured below.
(Eastern) Palm Warbler - feeding high in the tree tops today and difficult to photograph.
House Finch nestlings
Purple Finch - female. Often compared to and some confused with House Finch,
but the striking head pattern and chunky proportions remind me more of a 'mini' grosbeak.