Surrpise number 2: (Not a big surprise) 5 Eastern Bluebird eggs in the nest box. An early clutch again this year. The female came back to the nest after I inspected it and looked me over. I KNOW the bluebirds know me.
Surprise number 3: The following box:
With eager anticipation, I opened the carton. Ta-Dah!
Excuse me. I'm off to charge a battery and read manuals.
10:45pm - Edit: The battery is charged and I am wading through the (very complicated) manuals. Here are some test shots of Holly - the first with my new Rebel. (Still thinking of a name for her. The camera, that is.)