Late yesterday, July 17, a family of Northern Flickers passed through the backyard, one or more parent with an indeterminate number of young birds trying out their impressive young bills, pecking inexpertly among the patio pavers.
The youngsters posed on the fence for a spell, hoping for a handout from mom or dad. This seemed awfully familiar. I searched my blog. Last year, on July 16, I wrote about a very similar event on July 15.
The longer you live in one place, and the more you pay attention, the more you'll learn what should be happening this week.