There’s always a showoff. Even among the birds. Observe the dive bomber, landing gear down, coming in sideways from the right about 1 o’clock. Tricky, yes?
During the six fire days this past week, I made sure the bird bath was always filled with clean, cool water. Sometimes there would be ten or more of our feathered friends jostling for space.
The acrobatic bird in the top photo (a female pink or scarlet robin) is the same one seen in the photo below. She is either doing a “jump start” or coming in hard for a “look, no wings” approach.
A little humour to lighten the day.