In Bloom: Lilies

These lilies in my garden blossomed quickly with the hot weather yesterday:

Lily

This shrub has been blossoming on the side of my yard:

Shrub

And two Mullein (Verbascum thapsis) plants are growing beneath the Norway Spruce:

Mullein

I don’t pull them out because I like Mullein!

Dark-Eyed Junco, actually an Eastern Phoebe

I’m guessing that one of the birds that stopped by several times tonight is a Dark-Eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis). It doesn’t exactly fit the description and photos I’ve been looking at. If you can provide any input I would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks to Caroline’s help, Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) is the bird I saw! (Updated June 21, 2006)

Dark-Eyed Junco

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Dark-Eyed Junco

I think this Robin looks good on the top of my clothes line!

Robin

The same Robin feeding on the ground.

Robin

The Northern Cardinal posed in several places tonight:

Cardinal

Here he is getting ready to fly to the next position:

Cardinal

Each position was held for a very short time! So again with the fuzzy photos!

Cardinal