Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Hummingbird, female

 




Monday, May 16, 2022

Chickadees Moved In!

 

A very silly pair of Chickadees was spotted. with the male attempting to peck a hole BELOW a low windowsill (about 8" from the ground!).  He kept coming back and didn't give up.  PhD*Son tells me it's a courtship ritual that Chickadees peck holes seeking a nest cavity, and even clean out old bird boxes.  Apparently they hadn't found the right place yet, especially as there is no place for a cavity behind that shingle, but he pecked the hole anyway.  So Wil brought home a cedar bird house for them.  In less than 24 hours, they were bringing nest material to it!  I'm very happy it's Chickadees, as they won't be bothered by our comings and goings.  I keep the nearby birdbath full and they recognise me as Seed Lady anyway.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Sunset

 

Friday, May 13, 2022

Friday the 13th