It's been an amazing day for birds. I saw a female oriole in the forest garden! :D 3q3q3q!!! She is black and peach instead of black and orange, very pretty. I thought the male had left, because I hadn't seen him in a couple of days, and I saw a catbird eating the orange. But if there is a female then the male is probably still here too. Also I saw a male and a female grosbeak, two male and one female goldfinches, and a small flock of cardinals. Plus the usual sparrows, house finches, and doves. The two squabs in the nest under the kitchen window are medium-size now. Often we get birds just passing through, but with male and female pairs of both Baltimore orioles and rose-breasted grosbeaks, they may decide to nest here. I am so excited!
It has been amusing to watch some the antics ...
All around the Celandine
The male dove chases the female.
That's the way the courting goes ...
PECK! goes the female.
I fed the birds. I filled the hopper feeder with sunflower seed, filled the thistle sock, and put out a fresh orange.
We also cleared patio junk away from the pole that the internet technician will need to reach later.
EDIT 5/10/20 -- Round Two, we raked up a wheelbarrow of leaves and took it to the grass wall. Then we shoveled ash out of the firepit and took that to the grass wall also.