The suet feeder has been full of action lately! The other day I counted seven Northern Flickers. I don't think I have ever seen so many together! I thought there was one family of four, but there must be two families. I see and hear the adults feeding the young and there is a lot of "chattering" going on.
The young ones seem to have trouble figuring out how to use the feeders and sit on top of them and wobble on the branches.
The patio pots are in full glory and the hummingbirds are at war over them.
A couple of Rufous hummers have shown up and they are chasing off the resident Anna's. Here is one perched over the flower beds.
This one is watching for his enemy:
He blends in well...
Some sad news: my old dog Nina, has passed away. She was a good old girl. We were together for 12 years. She was always ready to help in the garden. She loved watching the squirrels (well, chasing them) and barking at large birds flying over. This photo was taken last summer.
My garden isn't complete without a canine companion, so Maggie has joined me in the garden. Here she is surveying her new domain. She is overwhelmed with the large yard, but will soon rule...and has even told the squirrels so.