Actually, I have something to say about that burn pile. It’s on a lot one parcel away across the road from us. The 5-acre parcel had a junky house on it, not worth anything. There were also a lot of lovely fir trees on it. After the lot sold, the new owners cut down every single one of those (probably second growth) trees; there must have been close to thirty of them. Now the land is totally flat and bare. Neighbors on each side lost a lot of privacy. I completely understand the need to make way for the new house that will be built, but sheesh… every.single.tree??? I mourn the loss of wildlife habitat. How many birds made nests in those trees? Those firs provided food and shelter, and now they’re gone. Sad. I’m glad we’re a Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat and can provide for my feathered ʻohana.
Alas, no daily hummingbird for today. We were never there at the window at the same time.
Feeling sad… no daily hummingbird photo today.
I became an honorary tūtū today!