This morning in the garden there were numerous small birds (finches?) chirping away and flitting from branch to branch and drinking the water I put out for them. There were a lot of hummingbirds also. A squirrel was active in the neighbor’s garden and running along the fence. He/she even climbed up my neighbor’s sunflower and tried to take a nibble. but was not successful. The dark brown with some black ground feeder bird I saw last Friday was back again. And the slightly larger finch with red coloring on his chest paid a visit to my garden Handsome and colorful. There was a feeling in the air that it might rain but no moisture materialized.