Raggedy bird

mr mrs

Mr. and Mrs. are out to lunch.

She seems a bit further along in the molt than he does. He looks like he left his hat at home.

The grackle


The crippled grackle is still visiting. It came to drink from the bird bath yesterday.


Grackles look black from a distance but closer you can see their colors.

Autumn color


Northern cardinal is molting.


All About Birds: The Basics: Feather Molt

female cardinal

For the past month or so, we have had more cardinals visiting the feeders than I remember being normal.


Female cardinal and mourning dove.


The weather has been very dry, but yesterday we had monsoon-like rainstorms. The autumn color has been lagging but maybe it will catch up now… and soon the leaves will “molt” too.