Making my bird count this weekend from San Diego has been interesting. I’ve enjoyed the hummingbirds most of all. There are three varieties that make their way to the feeders: the Anna’s, the Costa’s and the Black Chinned hummingbirds. Many of the Anna’s little ones are beginning to come to feeders, their short beaks just long enough to sip the nectar.
Crows, ravens, sparrows, phoebes, jays, gulls, pelicans, and the black cormorant round out my bird list. A favorite daily visitor has been the song sparrow with its beautiful melody morning, noon and twilight.
I hope everyone has had fun counting the birds in your gardens over the weekend. Today is the last day and my count will be the birds in Gloucester Virginia. I can only hope that mister gardener has kept them well-fed.
Ann Hohenberger, The Garden Club of Gloucester