I saw branches stirring in the tomato pots today, and finally a visitor emerged and hopped down to the ground: a little Carolina wren. These birds are naturally curious and can’t seem to resist inspecting everything they see.

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One more of the wren.

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We had a thunderstorm this afternoon, and when it was over, I saw this mockingbird holding its wings open. They do this sometimes when catching insects on the ground, but this bird was up on a post just after the rain, so I suspect it was drying its wings.

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Mockingbird looking down below for insects.

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This bird puzzled me and I finally had to turn to a bird identification group for help. They said it was a male house sparrow. House sparrows usually have darker, richer coloring on their wings and back, but the group felt this bird was still a house sparrow. House sparrows are considered common birds, but I don’t think I’ve seen one in the yard before.

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Richard came out to see Max again today. He stood up on his hind legs, gazing down at Max.

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Nose to nose here.

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Thinking about my girls today, so I looked for a photo of Sophie and Lulu. I still miss them so much.

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