The personal hummer feeders I posted about earlier this week have drawn the attention of more than the hummingbirds. At least one curious Black-Capped Chick-a-Dee is intrigued by them. We’ve seen them reach behind and try to drink directly from the plastic tubing holding the nectar.
The Black-Headed Grosbeaks that visited our feeders in the spring are back. It’s mate is on the opposite side of the feeder. We haven’t seen them in the yard since spring. I have to wonder if it’s the same pair we saw earlier this year. Perhaps they are done raising their young and have returned to this spot. I keep hoping to see a juvenile or two tagging along but so far it’s an adults-only affair. Wow, I think It’s time to clean my feeers!
The Douglas Aster I posted about last week is a big draw for all sorts of bees and butterflies. This little tree frog thinks it’s completely hidden amongst the large plant. Little did it know that it gave us a very good view from the window.