In the old television series The Andy Griffith Show one of the consistent fan favorites is the episode in which Opie hand-raises three little birds after he accidentally kills their mother. When the birds are ready to fledge, Opie takes them out of the cage and they fly to the trees. He laments to his father that the cage seems awfully empty. And wise Andy says, "Yes, but don't the trees sound nice and full?"
As summer continues, we are blessed with a variety of birds that nest in our woods and visit our feeders.
Stations all filled with American Goldfinches
A Hairy Woodpecker waits in the tree
Hummingbirds drink the nectar
It's a bit unusual to see an Eastern Towhee at the feeder
I'm not sure the goldfinch is pleased to share
A White-breasted Nuthatch challenges a chickadee
We love seeing the birds at our house. Most of them pay no attention as we sit on the deck. Occasionally the woodpeckers will squawk at us and wait for us to go inside.
Around here the trees do indeed sound nice and full.