Early fall bird report:
Juncos are back, and the fat golden crowned sparrows. Chickadees abound: both the black-cap and chestnut-back. We saw two vireos today. Towhees have their adult plumage at last. Our own resident baby scrub jays—once fluffy and scruffy and gray— are now sleek blue/grey/white and have mostly moved on, making way for the Stellar’s jays, at least until Mama and Papa return to raise another family.
Photo: scrub jay nest, from the bamboo stand I thinned.
@Fritillaria2 I’ve wanted a multilevel follow approval option for awhile now. Like I can approve people to follow my public posts - so they show in their home timeline. Th current setup seems to assume that people who want to approve followers will have mostly private posts, which isn’t always the case!
Hmmm. I’ve had many follow requests over the years from private accounts. If your posts are only visible to followers, how can I know whether to approve a follow request or follow back? I don’t approve follows without a good look at your profile, toots, replies, boosts, etc. Please enjoy my public toots. I don’t have many private ones, so you’re not missing much, but what’s just for my followers is just for my followers for a reason.
Veronica americana, American speedwell, from the Quinault River. 👆(Hopefully the correct ID). The easy key is the leaf margins: here, they are slightly serrated. (European Veronica species leaf margins are entire.)
PS Cars are the best for diffused light and neutral backdrop. 👍
tomato toast “recipe” and photo
My favorite way of eating September’s tomato deluge. Works with store tomatoes, but not nearly as good:
Toast from your favorite toasty bread
Butter generously from crust to crust
Garden tomatoes, sliced, placed on top
Salt and pepper
Serve with a bold white wine or light red
I like rain.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more