Here are some observations about birdfeeders from our Tucson gardens. I stopped putting birdseed out at night since someone thought it was funny to make a seed trail to one of the units at El Presidio. I know I try to go for fantasy in the garden but in reality, we are not Hansel and Grettel. So at some point in the morning, I go out and put the food in their feeders.
A call is made by one bird. Today it was Captain Jack Sparrow. Notice the tail and you'll understand why I call him that name. There aren't any birds around at all and the minute I pour the seed into the feeders, one singular call is made.
In the hot humid temps, one bird appears. Then another. And another......until the entire area is full of life and activity.
My birdfeeder visits attract Verdins, Anna's Hummingbird(crossing my fingers for that random Rufous visit), House Sparrows, House Finches, Pigeons, Mourning Doves, Curve Billed Thrashers and Cardinals.
I tried a new setting on the camera to see how the images would turn out in the bright sun. And I kind of like the darker images.
Currently, there are a lot of juvenile birds out there and as always, it's fun to watch them learn from their parents.
This Mourning Dove was quite cute sitting waiting patiently for several of the other birds to move out. So I am hopeful that I'll see a Rufous Hummingbird or some Incan Doves.....or perhaps a Gambel's Quail. More tomorrow....