I don't think I've ever seen quite so many little ones flitting around. There's a large flock of mourning doves.
|Few of a large flock|
There are lots of titmice and chickadees. And flocks of yellow rumped warblers and chipping sparrows move through several times a day.
Can you believe we actually have robins?!?!? It's an odd time of year to see them here.
Early this morning, a large bird swooped through the yard and landed in one of the oak trees.
A while later, he returned.
The residents didn't seem to be too concerned. I sat and watched cardinals and other smaller birds move about in the trees not ten feet from him. Its definitely a juvenile, but I think its a red shouldered hawk. He was just too big to be a cooper's hawk and the chest markings dont' look quite right. I could be wrong, though. I've sent a request to the Bird Lady to identify him for sure.
Well, the squirrels have knocked the top off one of the feeders, so I've got to go out and replace it (and refill the feeder). Oh, the things we do for the critters.
Y'all take care.