Now that the osprey stalking season has ended for the winter, heron stalking season has begun.
During the summer, these beautiful little birds are a common sight in my back yard. They like to take a bath in my water fountain and sometimes I'll have 7 or 8 of the birds bathing at the same time.
This was taken early in the morning. The hummingbird perched on a the metal stand I use for the hummingbird feeder. He landed in a spot in front of a break in the tree with a bright area behind it.
The little birds are loving our water fountain. It gives them a chance to cool off in this oppressive heat.
The osprey nest is empty. We don’t know what happened but there is no life in the nest. Saturday night mom and both chicks were there. The chicks were growing and thriving. Sunday morning they were gone. Did they fall out of the nest? My friend searched around the bottom of the tree and found …