Today in NOTL: At 11ish a.m., it's a bit hazy and warm, with temps 79F/24C and high (for us) humidity of 84%. Thunderstorms are possible later, as it warms up to 86F/30C, but the humidity will drop to a comfortable level later.
So I was really excited to see a young blackbird visit the front lawn feeder last week. What a beauty he is! (I'm calling it 'he' since ... well, he acts like a 'he'!) I was wondering whether he was a raven since I see him alone, but no: his call is that of a crow and not a raven.
This morning I got up-close and personal with him, as he sat on the little veranda railing and gave my windows a thorough examination. He flew away all too soon, but I'm wondering what will happen if I tie a loop of sparkly ribbon onto the railing. Think he'll come to investigate? I'll let you know!