I found another mourning dove nest. This one is built much sturdier than the previous nest I found.
Here's how the "Grassland Bird Nesting Habitat Project" is looking. The grass has grown to about 8" in the unmowed areas. (I sure like not having to mow this!) There are lots of birds in this area and I'll be anxious to see if the Dickcissel I had in the area last summer comes back to this area again this summer.
Here are the baby bluebirds. They should fledge a little later this week. You can see some of their blue feathers starting to grow in. There are only 3 little ones left. I'm not sure what's happened because the last time I checked I couldn't get the Mom to leave the nest so I'm not sure how many were there at that time, but I know there were 4 hatched.
Here's a wren nest. She's nesting in one of my bluebird boxes. She has 3 eggs so far. They stuff the box with sticks, but the area where the nesting actually takes place is lined with grass and then feathers. This is the first time I've been able to see where the little wren sits and incubates her eggs. I also have another wren nesting in a house hanging in one of the apple trees. I sure like listening to them sing!
Here's the one squirrel who visits my yard. Earlier this morning I put a whole bunch (more than a dozen) of pecans in the shell out in this tray. She took every single one and buried them all in the yard.
While I was drinking my morning coffee I watched this little female hummingbird outside the dining room window. I have seen 2 females trying to use this feeder, but only 1 can be there at a time and I wasn't able to get a picture of both of them together.