Friday, August 22, 2008
About 8:00 this morning, I opened the blinds and discovered that the yard was full of birds. A flicker flew away from the house to the ponderosa pine, followed by a family of robins (the young ones have been flying into our windows again). Three or four doves flew over the yard and chickadees perched in the aspens near the kitchen. A family of small birds, probably juvenile meadowlarks based on the tail stripes, skipped across the air like rocks across a lake. It is the last flurry of reproductive growth before the colder weather sets in and all but the chickadees head south.