Pretty grainy shot snatched (as one has to snatch with this species) of a Golden-crowned Kinglet at the top pool … these little guys do move zip-zip-zip as do their confrères, the Ruby-crowned Kinglets which also put in an appearance today.

Also seen were the usual residents, many many Robins, a Brown tree-creeper and our orange-variety House Finch put in a late appearance today also.

A week or so ago, J woke in the night to hear a Great-horned Owl – a couple of years ago one sheltered againsta s torm in one of our trees but they are hardly regular visitors.

The waterfall is starting, after almost no time, to do its stuff attracting birds – here are Mr and Mrs Northern Cardinal doing their suppertime ablutions ….