- amazing what a weather change will do...
I returned from the fabulous CFO convention to a quiet yard. The hungry
hummers' numbers had not diminished but only the other local breeders
remained in the yard and at the feeders.
Last night my sky again filled with swallows, only this time they were
Tree Swallows rather than Violet-green.
And once again, cold weather brought many higher altitude species to my
feeders this morning.
Lazuli Bunting [there were still a few yesterday; now I see 6 males and
dozens of Cassins finches
Green-tailed and Spotted Towhees
Black-headed Grosbeak [many!!! at least 6 are at the feeders right
now..males, females and 1st year males]
Western Tanager [a male brought his new mate to the dripper and watched
carefully while she drank and bathed]
Add these to the regulars and the place is hopping!