Straight from the birdfeeder--the NORTHERN CARDINAL (Cardinalis cardinalis).
We got a new birdfeeder, which means two things. #1: I'll have plenty of bird pictures, which is good because I was getting desperate for subjects and I have 280 days left in the year and #2: our squirrel population will increase as well. I'm a little behind on my squirrel recognition; I am not sure if this is the EASTERN FOX SQUIRREL (Sciurus niger) or the EASTERN GRAY SQUIRREL (Sciurus carolinensis).
Just about dusk, as I was looking for a picture, I heard a huge commotion behind the house. Our property adjoins a narrow strip of unoccupied land, technically some guy's cow pasture, but it is really wet and a little swampy and often times has standing water. Just as it was getting dark, a massive flock of migrating Ibis's, probably 250-300 strong, descened upon this little stretch of nature, turning it white with their beautiful feathers and curved bills.