Sitting on my deck, camera at hand, surrounded by birds. More birds in my yard than ever before: Towhees, Juncos, Robins and Mourning Doves scurry over the gravel paths and under the shrubs, Black-capped and Chestnut-back Chickadees vie for space at one feeder while a family of Goldfinch and a fledgling Purple Finch occupy another. Bushtits and a young Red-breasted Nuthatch whittle away at the suet until a Downy Woodpecker arrives. Later I set a sprinkler out by the pond in a dry area and was treated to a Chickadee splash dance in the Forsythia branches. Such simple pleasures. Love it.
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