In the Garden

I was interviewed on In the Garden with Mike Darcy on June 27 and discussed what you can do to attract birds to your yard in the summer. Due to various circumstances, including the continuing heat wave, I didn’t get out on a birding trip this week. Instead, I spent a little time observing the critters in the yard.

rufous open billRufous Hummingbirds have been visiting in good numbers, a few weeks earlier than normal. Perhaps the drought has pushed them out of their more normal habitats.

rufous reaching
rufous in flight
anna'sThe resident Anna’s Hummingbird is not pleased with the Rufous invaders.

song sparrowThis Song Sparrow has been enjoying the bird bath.

house finch frontjuvenile House Finch at the feeder

cabbage whiteA Cabbage White, probably contemplating laying her eggs on my kale

beesThe bees are loving the Purple Coneflowers.
bumble
nalaCharismatic Megafauna

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2 Responses to In the Garden

  1. incredible photos! congrats on the interview!

  2. Laura W. says:

    Actually, John, I think your so-called juvenile house finch is in fact a horned lark. I know it because they’re the only ones with horns. Well, except for a great horned owl, but even I’m smart enough to know that’s not a owl. Unless maybe it’s a baby owl. Hm, I’ll research it and get back to you. Hope you enjoy a little snark in the comments.

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