It took me awhile to be sure this juvenile American Robin was o.k.
Finally she started preening. Can you see the little bald spot in the shot above.
The first two shots are of the same juvenile robin but the rest are of different ones.
Below is an immature rufous-sided towhee. I was assuming it was a female since the adult males have black heads and the adult females how brown heads but when I looked it up on all about birds I found out that this is actually an immature male, surprising to me.
The next two shots of a male rufous-sided towhee are adult males.
The towhees, robins and cardinals are the most numerous bathers at the moment.
The immature cardinal below looks like it has a bald spot.
I enjoy watching the cardinals as I have many males and females.
The ones in this post are females.
The fairy asters below are blooming in my back yard over two months ahead of their usual schedule.
The grass below is in my backyard with plumes waving.
On a walk I was struck by how tenacious trees are growing in between rocks along the creek.
The trees clinging to the the steep bank also seem tenacious.
One last nature shot taken over the past 7 days. By the way, each week for nature notes I look back through the nature shots I took in between the last nature notes post and the day I'm preparing the new one.