I have a new appreciation for the birds that flitter in and out of my backyard. This little starling perched up by the telephone wires for a moment the other day and held still long enough for me to snap this photo. I've been spending quite a bit of time in my yard with my camera strung around my neck. Last week the kids and I went to a local store, Backyard Birds, and stocked up on bird seed and a fancy new bird feeder, with the hopes that we can lure some new models to our yard. The seed disappears quickly, although I haven't managed as many great shots as I'd like.