Friday, June 3, 2011

Birdwatching in the yard....

Western tanagers are here!
We've been watching them for a few weeks. This is a great yard for birdwatching.
The diversity of plants/trees and shrubs really brings them in!
Towhee's are a regular here as well as Varied Thrush (year-round here)

I was taken by surprise by an Anna's hummingbird-it  literally scared me to a screeching, ducking bird fearing human! Almost took my eyes out...
but then once I realized I was not the target and the fuchsia basket next to my head was...I was restored to a peaceful, calm gardener....whew!
Rapture?