While the rest of our country swelters, summer has been lagging in our islands- not that we complain- we all enjoy the cool weather, even if it means the garden's produce will be later in harvesting. Our feathered friends have not seemed to notice, as they delight in the many colored flowers and berries.
|Brilliant purple finch with berry- Our neighbor Ned Griffin photo|
As I am recovering from back surgery, one of my joys is sitting on the deck watching the many birds who come to drink and eat. Feast indeed!
|Rufous hummingbird- James Benedict Sane photo|
It is hard to say, as I sit here, who are my favorites, but at this time of year it may have to be the two pair of black-headed grosbeak who come daily for the seed.