OK, so this isn't the best place to feed the birds... and squirrels... but we've been feeding them on the spa lately so we can see them up close. It's been quite a treat as we've watched our pair of cardinals feeding each other! So sweet! And, we watched 2 baby sparrows this weekend (they were about as big as their mom, and very fluffy!) BEGGING her for food. We enjoyed watching her feed these huge babies.
And, we've been enjoying our squirrel family. (At least, we think they're a family.) Lately, we've been seeing 2 (big) babies. They are smaller than the adults, but still pretty big. They have been chasing each other in the trees and sometimes hurting each other (all in play, I guess) to the point where one of them will squeal! Then, they sometimes act very loving with each other. They're also not very afraid of us and let us get very close.
So, for the first time yesterday, we actually saw all 4 in the backyard together! If I remember correctly, the above photo is of one of our friendly "kids."