Friends and visitors

I am beginning to feel the rhythm of our backyard. Today I saw my first downy woodpecker in quite sone time. Also, the black headed grosbeaks are back at the feeders and the honeybees arrived right on queue as the Astors began to bloom.

Honey by Tygh
Honey, a photo by Tygh on Flickr.

The grosbeaks are as timid as any birds that ever visit. This one was surprisingly cooperative.

The Traveler by Tygh
The Traveler, a photo by Tygh on Flickr.

The hummingbirds are jousting for dominance right now and even crowding me as I fill my homemade feeders. They are very sweet and I love it when they fly close. The tiny feeders hold only about 1.5 ml each and a hummingbird can come close to draining one at a single shot.

Dibs by Tygh
Dibs, a photo by Tygh on Flickr.

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