HAPPY NEW YEAR
A regular visitor to our deck. A cappuccino loving Barbary dove. So tame and confiding. I think that gradually birds are taking over the place as they become more confident and relaxed as we pursue a 'No Cats Zone'.
The big plus is a mature oak tree of considerable size on the boundary that draws the birds into a garden of native plantings and a sugar feeder, garden pond and bird baths that provides essential drinking water in a drought and a place for them to line up for a soak.