We've had a sudden uptick in activity with the rain ending. Right now a Chipping Sparrow and three Mourning Doves appear to be anting in the front yard, lying low with wings spread. The doves periodically lift one wing straight up and hold it there for a bit.
I counted 17 species in a half hour while sitting in the sunroom. A Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher and Yellow Warbler flitted through; all the other birds were locals, including baby Eastern Bluebirds, House Finches, Goldfinches, and Chipping Sparrows. The Chippies and Goldfinches are still begging; the other two species are foraging for themselves. Still have hummers squabbling.
It was fun to watch a Carolina Chickadee pull out a thistle seed from the tube feeder and hold it in its toes to peck it open. Seemed like a lot of work for a tiny meal. I guess it's time to put the sunflower seed out.