|Robins nest atop our backyard light. |
They need to tidy up a bit.
|The blue jay nest is a fortress. |
Not that they need any more defenses
with those claws and beaks!
|I don't like rain. When it rains, I wait it out.|
I think the rabbits and squirrels are with me on this one. They look miserable all soggy.
But the birds really don't seem to mind it at all. The wet lawn was twitching this morning with birds who actually looked quite thrilled at all the tasty treats the rains seem to bring them.
The white throated sparrows are back with their clear songs.
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The warblers are moving through.
A pair of ovenbirds were snacking all morning on the lawn.
Ovenbirds get their name from their ground nests.
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While quite cute, these twitchy, little guys are clearly not the good kind of ovenbirds.
|The best kind of ovenbird. credit|
I rather like the brown creepers that meander up and down the tree trunks. When they stop moving they look like bark. They are songbirds but I can't say I know their song. I think they have their mouths full of bugs when they are in our yard.
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