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 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.
The resident Anna’s Hummingbird is not pleased with the Rufous invaders.
This Song Sparrow has been enjoying the bird bath.
juvenile House Finch at the feeder
A Cabbage White, probably contemplating laying her eggs on my kale
The bees are loving the Purple Coneflowers.