This Gray Catbird was finding bits of peanuts left behind on the vine by the woodpeckers:
And this Mourning Dove had me puzzled at first. And then I realized it had dropped most of its tail feathers!
A few minutes after I photographed the Gray Catbird on the vine, a Downy Woodpecker showed up on the vine with a peanut. It placed the peanut in a crevice in the vines, and, with blows by its beak, it broke apart the peanut.
Tonight I saw my first migratory bird of the season in my back yard: a Black-throated Blue Warbler taking a bath in the bubbler, not long before sunset. A little later, it came back:
I hardly knew which way to look. At the time the Black-throated Blue Warbler came back, I was amazed to spot three Gray Catbirds at once in the back yard: one on the safflower feeder, one on the mixed-nut feeder, and one waiting for the mixed-nut feeder. In the past, I’ve seen Black-throated Blue Warblers at the mixed-nut feeder, so maybe this one will stay a few days for the hospitality.