What a treat to wake up to clear blue skies!!! of course they say today was it…back to rain tomorrow…so tried to enjoy it while I could!
the water has crept up a bit more, maybe a couple of inches higher on the marker post…
with the sunshine, Barn Swallows were back gathering nesting materials..
there was actually a lot of bird activity down there today….a number of Cedar Waxwings (this photo taken in dense shade so kind of washed out)
there is a Bullock’s Oriole behind all those leaves…also saw Yellow Warblers and a Yellow-rump Warbler before a loose dog showed up and that was that! Dogs aren’t supposed to be off leash here, but….
around home another Black-capped Chickadee family showed up today…here is one of the fledglings…
this one was learning about bird feeders….
later in the afternoon it was fledgling House Finch…..
and proving that the nesting season is a long way from being over…this White-crowned Sparrow was busy collecting my dogs fur for nesting materials…the way she is shedding she could supply building materials for half the country!