It’s rare enough to get photos of norther flickers at our feeding station. Rarer still is getting one at the bird bath!
On hot days, we would sometimes leave a block of ice to melt in the bird bath. The ice disappeared quickly, but the birds really appreciated having nice cool water to help beat the heat!
Gotta love the rainbow sheen on the neck feathers of this mourning dove.
We don’t see Northern Flickers often, and we get photos of them even less often. This one was nice enough to hang out at the top of the dead spruce tree long enough for some photos.
Love how this goldfinch is dangling off that branch. 🙂
Putting the brick in the bird bath turned out to be a really great idea. Smaller birds, like this goldfinch, make full use of it!
Backing up to the beginning of July, this blue jay is appreciating the bird bath in the heat!
These photos were taken a few days after the ones taken in yesterday’s critter of the day post.
Little Keith had come back to the junk pile, though mom and sibling were nowhere to be seen. Why is he looking so sad?
We hard started to leave bowls of food and water for the junk pile family. Keith was spooked away from then by Not-Slick.
Between the other cats and the blue jays, it’s hard to say how much kibble the junk pile cats actually got!
These photos go back to July 3; the day Dave and Keith were briefly reunited with their mom.
It was such a lovely reunion! It was hard to separate them again.
We really didn’t have much choice, if these two were going to get healthy. Even so, it didn’t take them long to leave Mom’s hideout, and their sibling, to just sit here, looking all forlorn.
It wasn’t too much longer before we brought Dave into the house permanently.
… Jay is takin’ a bath.
Today, I make up for being late with my critter of the day post with quantity!
I have finally caught up on July (skipped the rest of June in the process) photos from the living room DSLR. This series of photos we were so fortunate to get go back to July 9.
This blue jay was having SO much fun cooling down in the bird bath!!!