Well, you'll be happy to know that all is well at the Casa du Borghese with the flora and feathered ones! Although while away the birds were not happy with no seed left before my arrival back. The gardens are also in their second phase of bloom....
Meanwhile , the golden finches have finally returned......
Bonnie and Clyde have really gotten used to my presence. I do believe if I left the windows open, they would come right in.... I love their cooing in the early mornings.
Both of their babies have survived , more juveniles now, they are all used to me. Rhett and Scarlett are the offspring. Nice to see they survived. Most dove babies in a brod don't make it. Down below on the gorund, and at times on the window sill I get upwards of 10 mourning doves.
bonnie and clyde with Rhett and scarlett
Rhett tends to roost and sleep on the window sill
Two of the house finch that visit
This fellow showed up last week with another and a baby. I believe it may be a Cedar Waxwing. I have also started putting out other seed that contains dried berries and fruit, pieces of nuts. What's interesting to see is that one parent will fly to the sill, grab a large seed, and fly to the tree, where it will proceed to break it open and feed it to the baby. Pretty neat. They also have a pretty song.
The larger seeds have also brought a Blue Jay and mate to the bedroom window. They have been known to peck at the window when there is no seed. Very vocal in the afternoons.
One of the many sparrows that visit. I can sometimes get up to 12 of them on the kitchen window sill at a time. Sometime even the doves join them. Talk about a feeding trough.
A friend of mine also stopped in one day with these lovely fresh two day old eggs from her chickens.....
Oh dear, I hope the birds looking in didn't see this!!!!!!
Some wild flowers from the lake.
Boy , you gotta love summer!!!!!! And those wonderful afternoon power naps!