Having finished the first three birds, I happily kitted up the fourth - the Western Tanagers on the upper left of the chart. I cannot wait to begin!
She says, "Get a move on!"
Serendipitously, a female Western Tanager came by Thursday morning!
The morning sun hits the tallest of the trees about 6:30am now.
The mornings are still and cool. The cats and I hang out on the back porch and enjoy the start of the day.
Parvati knows that it is especially important to stay hydrated on hot days.
Here's how my American Goldfinches were arrayed on June 23rd.
By mid-August most of them have ditched their "Courting Colors" and are dressed in a much more muted pallet.
Here a father watches some excited fledglings.
Parent - Mom - on the left, baby on the right.
Please, please, please feed me!
Muted colors in bird and plant both.
Even the male Lesser Goldfinch is looking rather tatty.
It is August after all.