We've had several days of nice weather and I've been working outside for hours on end. Friday and Saturday my father and I power-washed all the walkways, the front porch, the back patio. Whew! Exhausting, but everything looks SO much better now. Stitching and blogging has taken the backseat, I hope to get caught back up again.
Last week was a pretty amazing week for birds.
On Friday I had my first of the year sighting of a male Western Tanager.
We usually see this spring migrant around Mother's Day, so this was a bit earlier than usual. I hope to catch glimpses of him and his family throughout the summer.
I am seeing a group of Mallards flying overheard in the early morning.
And down at the Quarry Pond I spied this pair.
The Band-tailed Pigeons are omni-present.
I was worried that I did not have many Black-headed Grosbeaks, but this morning I counted five males - so that is a nice start for breeding pairs.
I think the Violet-green Swallows have staked out three or more houses.
It should make for a busy and cheerful summer while they nest and raise their families.