That's what Brett said just minutes ago after I took the last few pictures you'll see in this post. He wasn't here this morning when I got some poor quality shots of the hummingbird through the screen...
I'd been seeing a hummingbird buzz through lately, and even perch on the teepee for the yard-long beans once, and figured it was worth a shot putting up the hummingbird feeder my brother's family got me a few years ago. Back at the condo all it attracted was yellow jackets. Within an hour of putting it up, the hummingbird was drinking from it, and has been back numerous times since - thanks Sean, Jesse, Emma and Sarah!
And then Brett pointed out there were a couple rabbits at the base of the low bird feeder a short while ago - this is the bird feeder the bluejays seem to prefer. Aw, how cute, the bunnies are eating the seeds knocked down by the birds!
And just a short while later - awwww, how NOT CUTE - there's a RABBIT IN MY GARDEN!!! We'll see how this plays out. I just planted more bean seeds over there yesterday. If it looks like they're gonna start chewing my sprouting beans, or anything else, I may have to put up a small fence or get a BB gun. So far I've seen no signs of them touching anything - especially not in the raised beds!
And here's the big doozy for the day - talk about exciting!
I'd never even HEARD of a rose-breasted grosbeak til Carolyn mentioned them last week. I guess she and Rick had seen them while out on their walks. Well, they're also seeing cedar waxwings, and I've never seen one of those, so I figured I just wouldn't have them here in the yard. And then there was a larger sparrow-like bird with some definite white markings around the eyebrows I was trying to identify. At first I hoped it was a female rose-breasted grosbeak, but figured instead it was probably a female red-wing blackbird that just happened to have brighter markings than the book showed.
Now THIS makes me think my first guess was right...check him out!
VEEEEEEEEEERY cool! Thanks Carolyn, for turning me on to a new bird to watch out for!