Weather's chilly now and it occurs to me that I'd hoped and expected to see so many goldfinches this summer--but I barely saw any. I hope that this coming summer brings them back. I wonder if the lack of rain kept them down?
Post-drought, my ground is crawling with life--snails, slugs, worms, salamanders, centi- and millipedes. Bugs a-go-go. Plenty of grub for birds now.
There's no lack of the usual suspects: sparrows, wrens, chickadees and nuthatches. More elusive are the junkos. There here, but are cautious birds, seldom off the ground. I wish they weren't so guarded and quick to flight. I have a man and lady bird who arrive together and I'd love to get a good picture of them.
A giant falcon landed in my front yard yesterday. No wonder the birds are being careful. I have a lot of nervous chipmunks too!
Someone else enjoys the flowers:
Lots of sparrows:
Guy on the right is totally posing!