As I stepped outside today to check out our yard, many birds were enjoying the sunshine and our feeders! A golden-crowned sparrow was bathing in one of the bird baths. Pine siskins, goldfinches, a Bewick's wren, black-capped chickadees, a chestnut-backed chickadee, juncos and house finches were seen! The male goldfinches were beautiful and dressed in their breeding plumage! There were many blooming plants! One of our 10 rhododendron along the driveway has started to bloom! They are beautiful when blooming, but mean many hours of trail work as we begin "deheading" them after the bloom! In my walk I saw the need for many hours of maintenance to clean the flower beds before the weeds start to go to seed!
Puget Sound and Islands