Although we're still having lovely weather, the feel of fall is in the air. Some of the fall plants have started blooming already and the summer bloomers have quickly faded. Most of the annuals that I general put in containers have gone to seed and are looking quite raggedy.
Another sign of the coming fall.....we had a bear here one night last week. He/she got up the large tree that I had the platform feeder attached to and hauled it all down. The feeder itself was licked clean and the tall grass around the tree was flattened. So I had to spend part of the morning fixing the feeder as it was a bit broken up. Also had to scour around for some new wood to attach it to the tree again. No more incidents so far.
There hasn't been a lot of birds around. The blue jays are always here of course. The young ones not trying to beg food from mom and dad anymore. The nuthatches are here all during the day but not many chick a dees. I expect with the wonderful summer we've been having they are finding food elsewhere.
I couldn't resist taking a few pictures of this little imp.
And last but not least, Stanley enjoying the lovely day.