A couple days ago, I rounded the garage just in time to see a Chickadee hovering around and ducking into the front wheel well of my son's car. Then he went to the driver's window and hung there for a bit -- peering in. Next, he went to the back window and did the same thing. And finally, in and out of the rear wheel well a few times. Walt had just washed the car, so maybe he thought it looked like the kind of wheels that would get him a date.
A bit later, this or another Black-cap showed-up at the kitchen window. Hanging by one of the dividers, it peered in at Pat and me and vocalized soft sounds we could not hear (but we could see its throat moving). He stayed for several minutes.
Today, a male Baltimore Oriole came to one of the front windows and hung from the screen while in full song.
And, a few minutes ago, that or another tangerine beauty showed up at the next window over which has no screen, and acted like it was attacking the sill. I could understand if it was the window pane and he saw his reflection. But this guy was on the white sill.
It's not poltergeist, but it's a bit odd, eh? I'd let them in, but we had a barn swallow in the house a couple weeks ago, and he didn't seem to like it, so I figure they wouldn't either.
Also -- a record for us. 9 Ruby-throated HB's on and buzzing around the feeder in the back yard, with several more at the one in front -- all at one timethis morning. It looked like a giant bee hive!
And finally, a Goldfinch observation. We have some dandelions with exceptionally long stems. Yesterday, I spied two AMGO's flying in and landing on them about 1/2 way down the stems. Then, they would side-step up the stem until it bent over, and they could hop to the head and eat the seeds. It was pretty humorous to watch them go from perpendicular to upright as the stems bent, without a bit of concern. They did it over and over, so it was very clear that they knew what they were doing and had purposefully worked this gymnastic method out. Now, if I could just do with my brain proportionately what they can do with theirs……