Finally we think we might have a pair of Baltimore orioles nesting in the yard, something we've waited years for.
Some birds made a brief appearance around the yard here at Indigo Hill tonight. The family was off at Phoebe's softball practice, so I took the opportunity to amble about with scope and camera, stealing avian souls. It was a nice distraction from an intense day.
Now, as Rob Reiner (Marty DiBergi) once said in This Is Spinal Tap
: "Enough of my yakkin'! Let's boogie!"
Our tree swallows are incubating six pinkish eggs in the mid-meadow box. Young house finches are already fledged, but still have the downy "horns" of their nestling plumage.
A fledgling bluebird begs Dad for something to eat. Our yellow-breasted chat, head-on, from just beyond our fire circle. His mate was gathering nesting material.
Barn swallows do not nest on our barn-free farm, but they do visit each day for the eggshells we crush on our front sidewalk.