Fabulous feathered friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Mourning Dove invested heavily in this nest for a couple of weeks, but in the end decided to raise their brood elsewhere. I am disappointed.

Showdown in the seeds. Clearly the Eastern Towhee is not impressed with Mr. Cardinal’s scare tactics.

Goldfinch beginning to sport their summer colors.

Quite a burst of (male) Chipping Sparrow have been arriving; the ladies will be here soon, too.

Saving the absolute, very best, for last. On one spectacularly sun-dappled late afternoon, a COOPER’S HAWK landed on the arbor, even posing for me. How lucky am I?