We have two great vantage points for bird watching. One is on our deck and the other is the screened porch beneath the deck. For the most part the birds ignore us even when we are sitting on the deck and they don't seem to see us at all when we are on the porch. Occasionally a bird will "scream" at us to go inside so they can eat in peace. Gazing into the woods gives us a peace that helps us overcome our Nation's woes and the cares of the world.
Abruptly taking flight, seeming to push off with her feet
Backlit Tufted Titmouse is losing its tuft
Parasites can cause the feathers on the head to come out, leaving the bird almost bald.
They seem to recover each time.
We're having rain here like most of the Southeast. We are enjoying the steady drizzle. Today will be a good day for knitting or reading. Or maybe a walk in the rain.