This morning–about an hour before dawn–as my better half and I were riding our bikes south down Hendricks Avenue, I saw a dark shape fly from the grass to a tree branch. I stopped and moved up to the sidewalk, positioning my bicycle headlight toward the tree. It was a Barred Owl!
All the sunflower chips are now gone from the feeders in our back yard. I made some nectar for the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds that will be arriving any day now.