And meanwhile …
The dogs want treats. The raccoons are hungry. The little white flying squirrels are hungry too. And during the day, masses of finches hang on the feeders, oblivious to the news, politics, primaries, and elections. Fill the feeders and there will be good seeds for dinner.
We had the camera up last night and we got flying squirrels and raccoons. I never get regular squirrel pictures anymore because they are here very early in the morning, long before I’m up. Owen sees them because that’s when he leaves for work.
All the creatures come in waves. At night there are the flyers and the raccoons. In the earliest morning, regular squirrels. From about 10 in the morning and later, it’s all about birds. Lots of finches. Goldfinches, House Finches, woodpeckers of various kinds. Titmouses, Chickadees, Purple Finches. Cardinals. Doves. Blue Jays and Cowbirds. Juncos. Nuthatches.
But you don’t see them all at once. The finches come in flocks and all the others come singly or in pairs. And everyone is hungry.