A beautiful visitor

While I was working outside at my mom's house yesterday, this lovely green heron stopped by. He stayed around a long time, letting me get quite close while photographing. Others came by too: a rowdy group of blackbirds and some wild parrots that flew overhead on their way to other parts. Since my mom had to take down the big grapefruit tree in the back, they haven't been around as much. Sometimes you'll see lots of different kinds of birds on the electrical wires down the street: blackbirds, pigeons, parrots, seagulls, all hanging around together.