I’m having a lot of fun in our backyard. I purchased a portable blind from Cabela’s for around $100, and it’s been a good investment. I set it up a few feet away from our bird feeders, and made sure I had a good view of the evergreen nearby that the birds used as a perch. The photo on the right shows the blind, the bird feeders, and the evergreen.
The other photo below shows a house finch I photographed as he waited his turn at the feeder. The afternoon sun filtered through the evergreen, and highlighted his head. I love the way it added a twinkle to his eye!