Post by imperialbirders on Jul 1, 2021 15:23:45 GMT -8
The bird activity has greatly increased in our back woods the last two days after a considerable lull during the extreme heat. We now need to clean our four bird baths twice a day. We put a sprinkler out and the Robins and Flickers loved bathing under it. The we have both Annas and Rufous Hummers and they are chasing, so we had to put out a second feeder about 10 metres away on a lower lawn. We have lots of young birds emerging from the woods. Our landscape garden is well drilled by the Northern Flickers. A lone Purple Finch and a Swainson's Thrush have been visiting regularly. The Evening Grosbeaks have left but we have several pairs of Black Headed Grosbeaks that likely have nests nearby as they did the last few years. Our chipmunks came out and vigorously rolled in the damp bark mulch. I call it Chipmunk "Break Dancing". On my morning walk, I saw a Doe with newborn Fawn emerge from the woods. The Fawn was a bit wobbly on its legs, but managed to keep up with mother.
Mike Started 2006 Imperial St. Chwk Now living in East Popkum