Posted by: atowhee | August 10, 2015

GARDEN OF DELIGHTS

We are being discovered.  M y wife and I have been in our new home almost four weeks and the local birds are slowly discovering that we provide food and water.Scrub-Jays and Collared-Doves were among the first that were obvious.  The doves have just begun to frequent our feeders.  A Red-breasted Nuthatch has practically moved onto our veranda and Spo0tted Towhees come and go stealthily but often.  Starlings visit and Flickers call from afar.  Of course the TVs and Vaux’s Swifts are seen only in flight.

The past two days I have seen Chestnut-backed Chickadees in our garden.  Almost immediately their gray-backed cousins were present.  And I have blogged the local Bushtit herd previously.CBC FLIZE (1280x960) CBC ON BATH CBC ON PLTFRM CBC2Of course, bird food requires the presence of the local squirrels as well. SQRL LOOKSA couple birds I saw on a recent visit to Grand Island: nesting Osprey, insect-hawking Wood-Pewee (two together, obviously a family thing):P2510111 (1280x960) P2510129 (1280x960)

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