Sunday, August 9, 2020

Deep into summer


After a busy May and early June of hummingbird activity, the summer's sightings tailed off greatly and we seldom saw them at all for a while. But lately they have made a great return and I'm filling our feeders at least once a week, if not twice. Here's a little fellow sitting on the smallest of branches "guarding" my feeder from any other hummers that decide to come by!

In our COVID-19 "return to nature" summer the sisters are continuing their reports on our resident wildlife. These include two young-ish bucks that come around almost daily; a growing fawn and its mother that come separately from the bucks; more chipmunks than normally (so the sisters attest); and the occasional appearance of our coyote, wild turkeys, ground hogs and other "critters." The wide variety of birds continues to be the most enjoyed, however. In fact that's what our Birds and Blooms magazine reminds us, "Feeding birds in the summer is for human enjoyment, feeding them throughout the winter is actually for the birds health."

BTW if you haven't had a chance to go to our website or Facebook page lately, I think you'll enjoy a picture collage of our golf tournament and Jubilee celebration, both held last week. Even though we seem to be able to make our own fun, so to speak, we are missing our guests greatly. It will be a wonderful day when we can have our friends and visitors back with us.

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