I have a backlog of readers’ photos, so other people who have sent in photos are in the queue. And there are some good ones to come.
Reader Diana MacPherson sent a blue jay, and, as always, speculated about the animal’s mood:
This cute, fluffy fellow (Cyanocitta cristata) stopped by, only to be disappointed that the chipmunk had hoovered up all the extra seeds left on the deck.
From reader Stephen Barnard in Idaho, who is busy photographing hummingbirds and nighthawks, we get “Rufous in repose”:
“Yet another rufous”:
This one was labeled “Hummer attack,” with the note,
People were speculating in the comments about a hummingbird attack, à la Hitchcock’s The Birds. Be afraid. Be very afraid. They’re practicing.
Those tiny feet look like they could inflict some damage!
And one called simply “Yet another nighthawk”. This one looks hungry.