New customers

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This afternoon a flock of brown-headed cowbirds joined our regular red-winged blackbirds at the feeder. We didn’t even notice until the new customers started singing, and it sounded very different than our usual afternoon regulars. The male birds pigged out at the feeder, leaving the poor female birdies (like the one below) to sit in the trees and forage on the ground. These birds need to learn some manners!

Brown-headed cowbirds

Brown-headed cowbirds

Garden craze continues…

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The Garden Craze continues as I finished planting my “Carla Extension Bed” this weekend. I wanted to get roses at Lukas this weekend, too, but since they didn’t have the ones I wanted, I finally ordered them online. They’ll arrive bareroot in two weeks. I can’t wait to get some more plants into the nice big new rose bed! Until then I’ll keep enjoying my cool new camera as the butterflies start to return to the garden. Today I saw a Black Swallowtail and this Sachem on my verbena.

Sachem

Sachem