The backyard in early June

I keep seeing downy woodpeckers and chickadees on the feeder at the same time.

I think this chickadee was going to tell me to get better seed.

I’ve been seeing baby bluebirds bouncing around in the backyard. I’ve seen 4 at one time but it’s hard to get more than one through the window. They are very skittish and take off if I go out in the back.

The doves were napping under the bird bath.

I think this is the first time I’ve seen a lizard shedding his skin.

Sunset in the lake across the street.

I usually stop at the lake as I’m getting the mail and one night I saw a lone skimmer cruising around right before dark. This was taken with my phone, which I usually have in my pocket. I went out there the next 2 nights with my camera but didn’t see him again.

Tricolored herons and anhingas are usual in the lake, getting that last meal before dark.

I caught this tern flying overhead right at dark. I think it’s a Caspien tern.

2 thoughts on “The backyard in early June

  1. Beautiful birds and photos. The Bluebirds are one of my favorites. Neat shots of the Lizard shedding it’s skin. I love the Tern and Skimmer too. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend.

  2. How wonderful to live near water and see so many birds! I love that whole fish in the beak….hard to believe he will be able to gulp it down without chewing! lol Enjoy your weekend!

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