This Purple Finch was at the feeder this morning, sharing with a bluejay and other finches. Shortly thereafter, this bird showed up in a clearing in front of the house, pecking at the logs on the ground. It’s a Northern Flicker!
This female Mourning Dove showed up today near the bird feeders. It sat on the stump for a bit, then flew up into a tree near the feeders.
Monday… cloudy, overcast, warm for the fall season and muggy… t’is a close day, as they say. Momma and her litter of two came by for a visit today, so work comes to a stop as we enjoy the company.
Sometimes a chore, like taking out the garbage to the road, can have its blessings. Today we retrieved a mitt full of wild raspberries! And of course, we shared with our feathered friends. They sure were curious about the red bump on the end of their perch!
We had bought a new feeder today and added it to our little collection of hummingbird feeders. I decided to try and see if I could get them to perch on my finger while they came for a feeding. It was an amazing feeling. 🙂
Such a warm and humid day. Now it cools and the maritime air is thick with the smell of salt air and calls of the loons across the lake.
Another one of these yellow fungi appeared overnight. Like the others, it will turn a bright yellow during today and then slowly fade. Apparently its edible to at least these birds. If anybody knows the name of the bird specie, let me know.
Mother nature’s provided us with this little batch of wonderfulness, cropping up on the forest floor last evening and spread to double its size overnight. Any fungi fanatics out there might know what it is? That stump is about 7 inches diameter.