This is Spot. We have named him this because he has a peculiar spot on his other wing. It almost appears to be a white or tan feather. But it has been there for several days, thats how we know it is the same bird. Of course when I had the camera out he walked from one side of the yard to the other without once turning that side to me.
This is an Eastern Phoebe gathering fluff for it's nest. We have had Phoebes nesting here since we bought the house. The first year they had their nest on our outside light and we could never turn it on while the nest was there. Then my neighbor put up some ledges under the eave of their garage and they moved next door. But they have always been a part of the neighborhood. They are insectivores, but always perch a moment on the crossbars of the feeder station.
I have been trying to get a picture of the Carolina Wren for months and finally succeeded. Such a cute little bird.