Yup, just the one so far. Maybe an advanced scout.
Did you post that pic on purpose, knowing I'd spend a good 10 minutes trying to find the bird in it?
That happens a couple of times a year here with hummingbirds. They get into the garage, then get up between the opened garage door and the ceiling and can't find their way out. I'm about 9/10 getting them out, though, but they're stubborn!Had the garage door earlier and from outside I saw a bird had flown in and trying to find a way out.
I reported on the appearance of a red-headed woodpecker a few days ago. I've seen one every day at the feeder since then.
I've also since noticed a, shall we say, persistent jackhammer drumming reverberating through the house, coming from the back side.
There is 0% exposed wood on my house, so I don't think the culprit is having much luck finding bugs in the wood. I did a little research with Professor Google, and it turns out that vinyl siding (which I have) is a pretty good deterrent to woodpeckers who are looking for a meal, but that they do still love to pound away at it anyway, in hopes of attracting a mate.
Apparently, they also like banging on the metal pole that holds my OTA TV antenna. The antenna itself is unobtrusive, but it is affixed with a very short little pole, so maybe he's working out his mating call on that.
I've gone out (with binoculars, no less) and inspected for any damage, can't find any, so for the time-being, I shall let him continue to peck away for true love.
I just sprayed weed killer all over the rampant mint. I don't like using weed killer if I can help it, but this crap is getting out of control. I was reading online about how to eradicate it and the answer was to drown it in weed killer, and then drown it again, and keep doing that all summer long and maybe, just maybe, it'll be gone.
I had the same problem with thistle, and it took two summers of spraying, spraying, spraying, and I finally got it under control.I know the feeling about herbicides, but I also know how hard it is to get rid of mint. There should be a BIG warning label on mint plants at the nurseries about how invasive they are.