I took this photo this afternoon of a female Western Bluebird through the window of our motor home. It wasn’t until afterwards when I reviewed the photo that I noticed the band or bands on her leg. One of the things that is working out extremely well for us here at Adair is birding from our motor home. It’s like birding from a bird blind, (although I’ve actually never done that), but the point is, the birds don’t seem to notice us and we get to watch them up close. Today was a good example; we had so many birds around us that we had a hard time finishing our lunch. Golden-crowned and White-crowned Sparrows actively fed on the ground. A pair of Western Bluebirds excitedly inspected our bird house, while a pair of Tree Swallows also watched with interest close by from the power line. A pair of Yellow-rumped Warblers chased each other through the tree. Two Rufous Humming birds busily feed from our feeder. And most surprising, a bird that seems to avoid personal encounters, a Hermit Thrush, paused to rest on our fence.