These 3 are the babies!
Here is detail of their feathers and colors that have deepened. The wings are still not extended to their potential full span but my goodness, they have grown! What a treat to be able to follow this life cycle so closely from our own back yard!
This was our other visitor for the morning, a hornet on the Crown of Thorns bush blossoms! They seem to be attracted to these blossoms particularly and I have photographed them previously last year.
I could not capture his yellow bands on his body with my camera but it was a bright yellow. I have identified him as a Bald-faced Hornet from his markings. They are native to all land areas from Canada to Mexico except for the deep southwest area of the USA.
I hope you enjoyed your visit today with our backyard critters and please comment! We love reading your comments! Do come back again soon! Blessings to you!
This is a mother squirrel who has befriended our daughter that currently lives with us. She works on computer at home in the den that looks out over our backyard and lake. This little mama climbs the trellis outside the window and stares in at my daughter at the computer until she gives her a peanut. She comes when called and is very dear.