My new bird bath has officially attracted birds! And I have officially photographed one quite poorly!
I have seen a few other birds using it, but most of the time I haven’t had a camera on me. Usually when I go out back, I have at least one dog in tow, so the birds don’t necessarily stay that long, either. But I have seen bird doo on the rim almost daily! There is a family of whatever kind of bird this is living in the weed tree behind the former evil neighbors’ garage and I think they really like having water nearby. I’m slightly worried that the flippers will chop down the tree – I mean, I’d love for the tree itself to go, but I don’t want these birds to lose their home. Can any birders identify this little guy? Some kind of sparrow, maybe?
I have used the fence-side area in the back yard for growing veggies the last few years, but I decided this year that it’s too much to keep up with, so I’m turning it into a perennial bed.
I transplanted some extra daylilies from the other side of the yard, and sowed some seeds for other flowering perennials this weekend. I didn’t do an excellent job with the daylilies – some of them are REALLY deeply rooted and it was super hot so I didn’t dig all the bulb thingies out. If they don’t survive, so be it – I have a billion of them. I’m also letting the potatoes grow here – every year I don’t get them all up so they resprout, and they can easily blend in with the perennials for now. Once everything is grown in more, I’ll get rid of the snow fence. But for now I need it to keep the pupperinos out of the area while things get established.
This is my totally awesome ten dollar bird bath! It’s plastic but looks better than you’d think for such a cheapie. Hopefully it will attract birds!