The first bird sighted Sun. was at a wayside stop not far into my friend's and my drive into the Hills. This black-capped chickadee was quite gracious in letting me snap pics, yay!
The cliff swallows build mud nests on the side of a rock cliff above a creek in a spot I know of. This was my third attempt for a photo there Sun. This was the first time I noticed their nests on the rock face; I watched a couple of them feeding their chicks but didn't get very good shots of that...too far away.
I watched this red-naped sapsucker, or is it a yellow-bellied? go from tree to tree gathering bugs, never far from its nest in a hole in this tree, where at least two very noisy, hungry chicks were cheeping nonstop. I saw a Northern flicker Sun. also but didn't get a photo.
A dark-eyed junco was out gathering bugs, too...in fact, it was a very buggy day in bird-ville!
I'm pretty sure this is the female common yellowthroat...I saw her first, before the male below, in a clearing near a creek.