For some reason, possibly low light levels near the pool, the automated camera failed to work today but fortunately this time the big camera was to hand mid-morning as a busy bird session took place.

One of a pair of youngish Song Sparrows that took advantage of a rain-water puddle on top of a garden rock rather than the custom bird lake and waterfall everyone else likes … soggy feathers

Song Sparrow

Young American Robin preparing to scoff down some fine Rowan berries

Northern Flicker stripping the Pagoda Dogwood tree that has is groaning under the weight of fruit this year

“Woops – almost lost my balance there”

A couple of smart Cedar Waxwings wondering who the scruffy guy in the water is

“Jolly invigorating on a hot day, doncha think?”