Yesterday was a beautiful, sunshiny day...in the 70's...just perfect. I worked from 12 - 5, then we had our grandsons till their bedtime..so there wasn't much time for pictures. But the birds were very cooperative, and let me make the most of the time I had.
There are at least as many goldfinches as we've ever had - maybe more. They are like sunshine all over.
...two male and a female rose breasted grosbeaks...there was a male just outside when we first got up, but he flew out far away when we went to the window, and they didn't come back close enough for good pictures - at least while we were watching.
I'm not a grackel lover - they eat SO MUCH and the little birds are afraid of them, but the colors reflected off this one were beautiful.
Always beautiful - I can see where they have nested, but it's too high for me to see inside.
He tried and tried to figure how to get around the baffle.
Something happened on the back porch yesterday - I found a dead squirrel at just outside the patio - he looked as though he had fallen and broken his neck, so I buried him. Then my grandson noticed what looked like spattered blood on the deck floor and rail. All I can figure is that maybe the red-tailed hawk, or maybe even the cooper's hawk, flew up and caught the squirrel and it somehow got away. The cuts must have been on the side it was lying on - (The red-tailed flew from my porch one night last week - he's might brazen - the little birds don't worry about him at all - I guess he has discovered the squirrels come up for snacks a lot. Nature can be tough.)
This is a favorite -it's a rebloomer, so we enjoy it often.