Even though food is abundant this time of year, I still feed the birds. I like to see who’s new to the neighborhood.
Mr. Chill is one of five young squirrels who keep me entertained. He spends most of his time flat on his belly in an overstuffed daze.
This is a young red-bellied woodpecker. We’ve had year-round residents for several years, and this is the second time that I’ve seen them with young.
And this little beauty is an indigo bunting. I’d only ever seen one in my life, and when my mom saw him in my very own backyard without me, I was a tad jealous.
Thankfully, he stuck around. I noticed that he ate the inexpensive seeds that I don’t usually buy – so I just keep feeding him that. He’s been here for weeks, but I am still excited to see him every time.