By accident, I discovered more nesting activity next door to the swallows. The House Finch couple we met a few weeks ago have been secretly building a nest in the satellite dish footing mounted on the wall within our empty dog kennel. Here’s the Mister, trying to distract me, by hopping around the fence like mad and chirping his little heart out.
Playing some more hide-and-seek in the bushes.
Nothing new on the swallow front, just a few more scenes featuring the same old actors – or young, rapidly growing ones, as the case may be.
They’re growing so fast! Wing feathers everywhere. Who will fly first? Meanwhile, mom & dad are still working hard to feed the ever demanding nestlings.
A wet Scott’s Oriole, because everyone is dripping wet around here at the moment.
After several days of heavy rain and a forty degree temperature drop, our nesting bird families don’t look too happy. The Oriole is about to take off, while the Cardinal is just enduring the next squall passing through. We certainly need the rain, but, Ye Weather Gods, a little break would be nice right about now!