Or really, my front yard. I have to admit, I have not been as observant as I probably could have through the years in regards to the summer avian populations. I've spied Tanagers here and there, a few different looking little brown jobs etc. but I haven't really watched and looked. No more! We have some beautiful birds and we are enjoying seeing the new and familiar alike. Junco's, Pine Siskins and assorted sparrows twitter about all day, but are heaviest in the morning. Yesterday early, on my third (and final), cup of coffee I watched the hummingbirds line up to take a dip in the bubbler of the fountain. They dove right in and then sat on it, spreading their tails and opening their wings. All liking the strongest part of the fountain itself. A bird version of a whirlpool tub I guess. ;) Of course I didn't have the camera handy and chose to just enjoy the parade myself. Next time I'll try to catch a few snaps. Wonder if bath day is always on Saturday?
So what new did we see? Wilson's Warbler
Cassin's Finch. This guy is substantially larger than a Purple Finch. Shy too!
An immature Blackpoll Warbler? This one is questionable. The problem with IDing
this bird is the black bill. It could be a Bullock's Oriole, or even an immature female Wilson's Warbler. I may send this pic to the local birding group for a positive ID.
If someone reading knows, PLEASE, let me know!
Spied without pics was a Hermit Warbler and MacGillivray's Warbler. I was buzzed by a small hawk or falcon while I was watering and doing a little weeding. Oh and one very brave or very stupid chipmunk is scampering about. No telling how long he'll survive once either Juno or Buzz realizes he is no longer way out in the woods. Tuesday night I just about collided with one of Grey foxes taking out the garbage. We were both startled. He retreated a little ways to watch and I drove the trash down to the bins.
Like most weeks, it has been busy. Finally, lining fabric arrived for a coat I'll be making my Dad. The lining is silk and was procured from a Belraf Fabrics in NYC. The main fabric a beautiful dark blue wool. This was purchased in MA at Sawyer Brook in Clinton MA.
More on that when it's in progress. The new car went in for a service and I got to spend Tuesday morning with friend Mary in Klamath Falls while the dealership did their thing. Thursday was errand and shopping day and we sure had them stacked up. Seven stops. Friday I finally got to spend time in the sewing room. Finished up a pair of pants
and a simple black voile sleeveless top.
Started in on some wonderful green denim cargo type pants. The cut out pile has been going down slowly.
Today, a little sewing, some cooking and pick-up work around in prep for painting next week.
Parting shot: Buzz: On the hunt.