Should be plural as a few visit my bird feeders.
I’ve learned to recognize their unmistakable calls.
Here’s one more photo but it’s a bit blurry. Most my snaps this week were either in low light or as I was in a hurry and so…blurry. This is one of the best of the blurry photos.
The rest were too blurry to even consider sharing. Though no more bird photos to share, I did spot a decent variety of birds during the week.
Earlier in the week:
Monday, I watched a pair of doves fly into a conifer tree. And quickly out of it as they realized the noise and activity level of the preschool children playing below them.
Tuesday, I watched more mourning dove antics as one of my backyard doves tried to claim the “king of the hill” spot on top of the bird feeder. I also watched a pair of downy woodpeckers eat at the suet feeder.
Wednesday, the halfway point of the week arrives, things start to get a bit blurry. I think this day I spotted an Eastern blue bird sitting on a wire (90% sure). I also spotted the usual turkey vultures over the park land beyond the playground boundary. And robins. At home and at school.
Later in the week:
Thursday, yet another working day, I tried for some early morning shots of our regular bird feeder customers. Lots of blurry house finch photos I won’t show you. Here’s a non blurry photo of my cone flowers instead.
You can see the fallen petals from my bee balm on the greenery. Maybe some day my cone flowers will be like the school ones and almost as tall as me. Right now they are just barely a foot tall. Thursday evening, with most the light gone and the lightening bugs arriving, we spotted our hummingbird eating at the feeder and taking a few quick breaks on the fence. No photos, too dark outside.
Yesterday, for a brief moment, I enjoyed watching a mockingbird hop on a fence at work. And spotted a few sparrows. Again, I spotted the doves near the playground. Perhaps they love the children, too?
My July looks quite busy but I’ll still be watching for the birds and trying for better focused photos. I’ll end my post with one more fun photo to make up for the lack of bird pictures.
My mushroom fairy house. I think a fairy moved in and planted actual mushrooms!
My fairy yielded quite the crop! If only our actual garden fared so well.
What birds did you spot this week?
Joining in with the Bird Depot hosted by Anni over at I’d Rather B Birdin‘.