…and I just saw a pair of red-eyed vireos cavorting togther in the big willow-oak tree. Not a bird I see very often–had to dig out the book and pore over it, trying to figure it out–and I only spotted them because one zipped across the yard just as our newly bald male cardinal came out for a drink on the birdbath.
Perhaps the pair will stick around. We have bugs! And trees! Vireos welcome! Great neighborhood to raise fledglings! No HOA!