We spent the evening just lazing on the deck. It is hot, humid, and still. I love it! After seeing a pair of Brown Thrashers chasing each other in the brush I decided to take the scope out and wait for some digiscoping opportunities.
Blue Jays were quite active.
As were the Tufted Titmouse juveniles.
Eastern Towhees were singing, as were the Chipping Sparrows and a Common Yellowthroat.
This Mourning Dove posed nicely in the open.
The excitement came from a Vole that kept ducking out into the open to grab a seed or two before scampering back into the understory.
A poor mouse was fighting equilibrium issues, stumbling around while trying to get a few seeds for itself.
My favorite flower is blooming: Cardinal Lobelia, also called Cardinal Flower.
This female Rose-breasted Grosbeak was a nice way to end our evening.