Happy Summer!

Summer official begins this afternoon. Well, for those of us in the Northern hemisphere.

It’s my favorite season and I’m happy to see it arrive. The only thing is the bird watching tends to get a little slim in the summer months. Hopefully, I can still capture enough of a variety of bird photos to keep these bird-watching posts interesting.

That said, I’m starting with a photo of a bird I shared last week. Hope you don’t mind. Mr. Flamingo wanted you all to see his new summer look.  Happy Summer from Mr. Flamingo.

While I don’t have many bird photos to share today, I did succeed in getting a decent one of a tufted titmouse.  Usually, they grab the seed from the feeders and go.

This one stuck around long enough for me to actually get the camera focused. I don’t always see these birds around the backyard (other neighbors must have food they prefer) but I always enjoy their brief visits.

Mostly, it’s been the same old gang of regulars (mostly house finches) around the backyard feeders.

Along with the birds, this little bunny is a regular evening visitor. Thankfully, he prefers greener food than that inside my bird feeders. Wish I could say the same for the squirrels!


Not much else going on around here. Other birds spotted this week included chickadees, sparrows, cardinals, doves, downy woodpeckers, robins, and starlings. Oh, and yesterday, a rainy day, a group of grackles invaded the bird feeders. Seems today’s sunshine scared them away. Now, the finches are back to fussing around the feeders.

What birds did you spot this week?

Joining in with The Bird Depot hosted by Anni over at I’d Rather B Birdin’.

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8 thoughts on “Happy Summer!

  1. Eileen


    Wonderful yard birds and I love the cute bunny. The Tufted Titmouse and the Chickadee do grab a bite and go. I have more a problem with squirrels than the grackles.. I enjoyed your photos. I hope you have a great day, happy weekend!

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! Both the grackles and the squirrels eat all the birdseed in one visit if I don’t watch out. Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. David Gascoigne

    Tufted Titmouse is quite rare where I live. We are just a little north of its range. However, over on Lake Huron, at Pinery Provincial Park, there is a well established breeding population and it is easy to find at that location. It is a wonderful little bird.

    1. Jean Post author

      They are certainly a lot of fun to watch. We had a little pair in our front yard a few years back. Very unique song as well.

    1. Jean Post author

      Thank you! Don’t think he’s going to need his shades today as it’s pretty cloudy out there. Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

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