This year we have been getting all kinds of birds in the yard. Some we usually get and others are new friends to us.
We of course get the wrens, the finches, the starlings and the jays. But this year we have been lucky to have Goldfinches, Western Tanager, Black-Headed Grosbeak and some others that I have identified yet.
We planted Black Irises several years ago and we love them. We just haven't seen the ones in the back bloom for several years, lawn mower pruning by kids who should know better. But this year they are blooming and showing their glory. The color is so pretty.
We have columbine up to our ears this year, they are very tall and are attracting the humming birds.