We haven’t forgotten you and will be back later this week. In the meantime, the birds of our yard all seem to have fledglings and they are eating us out of house and home.
And, as you can see, no interspecies rivalries are allowed to interfere with feeding time. This particular symphony began with a grosbeak playing the melody, the House Finches doing harmony, and the goldfinches on the flutes.
Not for nothing are they called grosbeaks.
The grosbeak was soon replaced by the Ladderback Woodpecker and the White-wing Dove.
The Ladderback came back for a curtain call. (The Hummingbirds were supposed to be playing the trumpets in the background but they were on strike at the time.)