If you can, put out a water bowl for neighborhood animals. With temperatures expected in the hundreds for the rest of the week here in Kansas, everyone needs to stay hydrated. I’ve even been hearing about many hawks and owls around the area visiting sprinklers and bird baths to keep cool.
I love watching the robins feeding their kids. As hot as it has been, I have not seen them as often and was a bit worried that the heat was taking its toll this year. Good to see them! Click on pictures to enlarge.
Now that we have the feeders up, our list of backyard visitors is incredible. Click on pictures to enlarge.
While the heat has made everyone a bit scarce these days, there are still quite a few young ones out in the morning, following their parents around, and taking advantage of the cooler temperatures (if one can call 80 cool!). Click on pictures to enlarge.
The Wakarusa Wetlands were rowdy with robins a few weeks ago. I meant to upload these pics earlier. I am a bit behind in the updates again. Click on pictures to enlarge.
I know I’ve said this before, but I love robins. We have robin families building nests and raising families all around us and I love every minute of watching them.
Nest building is serious business.
It’s great to see the robins back, hard at work on the nest over our garage. They built there last year, but something (or someone) happened to the babies before it was time to fledge. I hope they have better luck this year.
I ran across hundreds of robins, quite a few starlings, and one lone grackle drinking and bathing in the icy water on the east side of Clinton Lake the other day. They were fun to watch until I realized I’d been standing there so long my face was frozen. 🙂 Of course, the beauty of Kansas is that it will reach 62 today. Click on pictures to enlarge.
It’s great to see everyone visiting the bird bath these days. I’ve got to figure out a cordless way to keep the water from freezing. Perhaps a solar-powered heater is in order. Click on pictures to enlarge.
It’s been pretty dry lately, so there are not a lot of puddles or other places with standing water. If you have a bird bath, it’s a good idea to keep it clean and filled up right now. The birds will thank you. Click on pictures to enlarge.