Thursday, July 23, 2015
(Early) morning in Paradise...
The highlight for the dogs was a sudden rustle of motion in the dry barley to our left as we came down the hill. None of us could see whatever it was, so they were on full alert: eyes wide, ears perked, hackles up. After a few seconds of this, a magpie sauntered out, took one look at the three of us, and launched into the air, away from us, squawking his unhappiness. The dogs went bananas :)
Speaking of birds... We've been keeping hummingbird feeders out for the past few weeks, and we're now regularly attracting groups feeding at once. The record I've seen at the same time so far is six – not quite the hordes we once had in Jamul, but we gotta start somewhere! Oddly enough, so far I've only seen on male at the feeders, and just one time – all the other sightings have been females. We've also had orioles visiting the feeders, as many as three at once.