One of my lovely gray catbirds quickly darting past,
while hunting the edge of driveway. Was in the closest redbud earlier and refrained from departing. Might be responsible for bombarding many hostas living below. Will eventually search that tree for nest.
Mrs. Trapeze Artist has been putting on a show, yet again going inverted while playing with the twine. She was on the high wire before this, and has since ventured into Pyroville. Low light, dulling her orange feathers.
This cardinal, which I believe may be the fledgling from earlier, was just throwing a nonstop verbal fit, while its parent was down within the bath water. I believe the parent was teaching the young one. After the parent finished, it flew into the nearby blackberry jungle. The young one then dipped into the bath and did the same. Was pretty cute.
Next having come down the runway moments ago were my lovely family of red house finches, some of them, anyhow. I counted ten within their flock yesterday. I think it may be two families. It's been an experience. Their young ones are interesting, always talking and flutterng their wings in rapid succession (feed me..). Daddy Red House Finch is front and center here.
Mid-morning entertainment provided during my break via one of my lovely robins, fighting with blackberry jungle twine. It did this over
AND OVER AGAIN
Trying to fly away with it...
It looked as if it were about to strangle itself here;
So, I walked out there, causing it to fly up onto a tree, as I cut the twine for it, and then it immediately returned, gathered it up with ease and flew off with it, seemingly for a new nest. That was one very determined bird on a mission.