Birds are all over my yard now. I've found that from my deck with binoculars I can see just over the lip of the blue jay's nest. I can see the parent's tail, or if it's facing my way, its head and back- looking around, ruffling the feathers. The gray catbirds are a constant presence, also robins and the cardinal pair. I caught a photo of one poking through the garden, between newly set-out cosmos:
spiky black caterpillars I saw a month ago (echinacea are recovering). They never rest in one spot long, flitting up and down constantly, so very hard for me to get a photograph.