It still feels like Summer - March 28th and temps have been tickling 90 for the last several days. Should be around 75. No rain lately, of course, still about 50% of what we should have by this date.
We do have orioles, though! And confirmation of the fledglings coming around, I have seen at least one young male. Here are a couple captures from the feedercam today -
This shows the young male to the right. He has his black bib, but is not brightly colored like the adults.
This one could be 2 young or older females or young males center and right, they are facing away so can't tell ;-)
Plenty of hummers around, though none in these shots! There is at least one Male Rufous hummer hanging around. And I saw a Blackchinned yesterday, first for the year - I think. There should be lots of them later.
It has been a very long time since I've seen a calliope, but we have a couple Allen's helping to keep the many many Anna's company!
Other birds stopping by lately include -
red winged blackbirds
common ground doves (so small!)
dark eyed juncos
and still - sharp shinned hawk - the one I don't want to see!
Birds noted soaring lately
red tail hawks
red shoulder hawks