One little lonely hummingbird this week.  I felt so sorry for him, flying slow and looking for a blossom of anything. I immediately put one feeder back out. Have any of you began feeding anything as of now. I am still holding out for riddance of sparrows.  I am managing quite well with the owls I purchased.  I hung one on the front porch for a time, and I never see a sparrow now. They had literally taken up residence there. I also had a phoebe that stayed there some and during the summer of course, the Barn Swallows would eye the ledges.

I did have a wren build for the first time in the house in the west side of my front porch, and really enjoyed listening to them.  However, the trails not so much. If they stay on Wren Avenue it would be ok, but they manage to overtake some of my bluebird houses. A pest for sure. The Bluebird are timid and will give way to wrens very easily.

Back to Miss Ella:  By this time, she had been to Chicago several times, and had also started various other tours across the country.  She had also built the dream home she so desired to have to accommodate her height. She also spent a year touring with Barnum and Bailey Circus.  On these trips Ben did not go, only where he could take the train and visit shortly.  Ben and Annie were both getting tired of being gone away from home.  More on this later.  Until next time, good birdwatching.