Cataract out, high-tech lens in and suddenly the garden is full of colourful birds.  The time of year helps too, of course.

Here are a few that passed through while the camera was handy:

Blue Jay

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker takes a bath

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker tries to evade the camera

Yellow-rumped Warbler

A pair of Mallards confuse our small garden pond for a real lake