Recently I had a hawk perch on the edge.
Once awhile back a big black raven did the same.
The Rufous Towhee and the finches and (SWMBO insists) the warblers are regular visitors.
But what to my wondering eyes did appear on this otherwise peaceful Sunday?
A REAL big and perhaps strange bird.
I know it's a California breed but there also seems to be some Hoosier traits.
Yes, it's my dear old buddy Tom, the good-natured host of the Light Breezes blog.
He's visiting from his home in California with his lovely wife, Lana, an artist and proprietor of her own blog.
Further photos of these two intrepid travelers will follow.