National Bird Day!
In honor of National Bird Day, some birds visiting our garden today.
Above, one of the hermit thrushes splashing in the bird bath. If they could have their way, hermit thrushes would probably love to have their own private bath. They are the first in the bath in the morning, visit it throughout the day, and are the last to bathe in the fading light of sunset.
This ruby-crowned kinglet was busy foraging in the strawberry planter.
Black phoebe on insect alert in the late afternoon.
It perched on the branch, but would often suddenly turn and swoop further in the hedge, apparently catching dinner.