Worrying as I am about the continuing drought, I ordered more seed. I hope I can at least see our little local flock through this beautiful yet frightening summer. Beautiful because the sun is always shining, yet scary because it hasn’t rained since early May.
I tried to get the contretemps between a Goldfinch and his scarlet cousin, the Cardinal — and one of the Cardinal’s awkward offspring.
We seem to be the only game on this part the road. I know there are a lot of other people feeding birds because the birdseed at Koopman’s disappears in a hurry. It’s a big valley and birds are local. I am doing my best to keep my little flock alive until finally, we get some rain and maybe something begins to grow again.