This is one of my favorite birdhouses…and the little Carolina Wrens love it too. This is the 3rd year they’ve nested in this particular birdhouse. I waited for awhile trying to get a picture of the momma as she exited, but she was way too canny for me.
There are hitchhikers on this house…look closely at the back left corner of the roof. Wasps. We’re over run with them. Wish the grasshoppers would eat them instead of the plants!
Here’s another nasty customer. It’s come up to the water for a drink. At evening time, the grey rock is covered in assorted varieties of wasps and bees.
Burkett must be the wasp capital of Texas!
This is the brave little Cardinal. He sneaks up on the kitties water pan. Took him a full 5 minutes to decide to drink after lots of neck stretching and head craning. He’s right to be watchful. Tippy keeps running at him. Someday, she may catch him.
The Cardinal is out here every afternoon. He works over the brush pile for bugs, then heads for the water. He’s fun to watch.
Susan ~ Patchkat