Dear Jeni and Mary,
On Monday, 7/22, Sharon Watson and Linda and her son Corey Ellingson were out here to look at the Say's Phoebe that is nesting on top of a light fixture on the second story of my house above the east deck.
Today, Wednesday, I sat on that east deck and took this video of the soon to be fledglings getting a lovely bug. I think those babies are out of here soon.
|Adult Say's Phoebe on the ground. Really, there in the grass.|
|Having lunch on July 14th.|
|Sapsucker holes in one of the Maples. Yes one of the ones Jim dared to 'trim'.|
Anyway, while they were here we saw the Say's and had a good look at an Eastern Wood Peewee. (I would never have identified it alone) We saw a Cooper's Hawk flying down the lane and overhead. We also heard Red Eyed Vireo's for about 1/2 hour as we walked down the lane, and I was shown the holes made by a Yellow Bellied Sapsucker in my Maple trees. After they left I wandered out to the meadow and annoyed a Bobolink until it came up to shoo me away. (no camera with me of course) All yard firsts for me. I figure anything within sight of my house is my yard.
I was told I had many Clay colored Sparrows which I have never 'officially' seen, but probably looked at many times. I think I have a picture of one from this morning as well.
|So is this a Clay Colored Sparrow?|
|How about this one? It is perched by the pond.|
|And a Robin. It was just a nice picture.|