As you see, I am pretty much summing up our Easy Sunday and weekend.
Course, mom did run some errands yesterday and did some yard clean up. She and Wriggley went for morning
staggers walkies both yesterday and today. Mom said Wriggley did ok and they proly managed a mile both days.
We, well mostly me, enjoyed some catio time today and bird watching.
Mom always puts the sprinklers on in our backyard on Sunday mornings. The birds sure love the opportunity for a shower, especially the hummerbirds. One even came to check me out while I was on the catio.
Not the greatest pic, but can you see the hummer?
Maybe it's on account of the heat or the drought but we get a lot of action at our bird baths. We have about four different saucers out in our yard. Today we had some visitors that we hadn't seen before. Our flashy box doesn't have the range so mom took some good looks through her field glasses and then we looked them up in our bird book.
First we saw these yellow birds. We knew they weren't Goldfinches and mom was stumped until the male dipped his head for her to see his black cap. From the book we could figure it was this guy...
We saw a male and a female.
There was so much action at the baths today that mom refilled them three times! Third time was when she saw a group of these guys...
There were four of them. Mom figured they were juveniles because their heads were all grey. Their body markings were definitely Flicker, though. Mom took a chance while they were still in our yard to do that third refill on the bird baths. She was hoping if she scared them off they wouldn't go far and come back for more water. So far we haven't noticed them come back :( When mom lived in Davis, she said she would see them alot. This is the first time we've noticed them in our yard where we live now.
Well, I'm going to get back to my Easy Sunday...
until dinner time at least.
Have a good one, everybuddy!