Jul 18, 2008 | 11:51 AM PST
Although we haven't been out enjoying the birds lately, I sure did need to be taking care of them. The hummers were working the mimosa blossoms, so at least they were getting their nectar if the feeders were empty, which they were. I cleaned all the hummer feeders yesterday afternoon and refilled them. All three of the thistle socks needed refilling as well. That means six different locations. I couldn't help lollygagging around in the beds where each feeder was. I did a little weeding that was absolutely necessary, like knee-high weeds. Boy, they sure grow fast when you're not looking! The front walkway looked as if no one lived here. It was loaded with dropped mimosa blossoms. I got that mess cleaned up and then swept off the porch. Next it was water the plants on the porch. They have been neglected of late. Before I knew it I was covered with skeeter bites. I didn't even think of putting on my summer perfume. I was only going to be out there long enough to fill the feeders, but that turned out to be a lot longer than I expected. At least a few things got done outside that were sorely needed. I think that we have a warbler of some kind. The most beautiful bird song that I have ever heard. I tried to see what it was, but whatever it was, it was high and hidden in the trees. I would love to know what it was! It wasn't a song that we usually hear. It almost sounded like a flute. Just gorgeous.
Jul 18, 2008 | 6:31 PM PST
While I was watering tonight I noticed that the weedss have come back in earnest in my beds too. I just weeded them a week ago!
I've been hearing the same type of bird here- haven't been able to find it either. It's song makes me smile everytime I hear it :)