I hope that I am not boring all of you with the scenes from our yard. I am enjoying seeing our critter population grow out there.
The baby Carolina wrens are getting more vocal. Sometime over the next week or so, they should be leaving the nest. My, how quickly they grow! Those wren parents are tough cookies. I’ve seen them run off blue jays just with their warning call, in stereo, without coming anywhere near the jay. They’ve intimidated birds far bigger than they are. I guess the other birds are as afraid of getting their eyes pecked out as I am. 🙂
Here are a few photos from this morning’s visit to the back yard. The squirrel is from the lunch time visit.
Anyone know what type of bird that is in the fourth picture? Is it a dove of some sort or maybe a pigeon? I’ve seen them on the ground several times, but this is the first time I was able to get a picture of it.
UPDATE: Thanks to Barbara from Teleportingweena, we have an ID on the mystery bird. It is a mourning dove. Thanks, Barbara!