The garden is all about the persimmon tree, these days. The local songbirds are all stopping by for a nibble. This fine fellow paused long enough to pose for photos on our neighbor's gigantic bird-of-paradise plant. He's an aptly-named Yellow-Rumped Warbler. I'm terrible at distinguishing the differences between various types of warblers, but he's a common and obvious species, so I'm willing to risk that identification.
It seems we have both a female and a male Nuttall's Woodpecker visiting our tree. The male is very camera-shy. Even this lousy photograph shows a glimpse of his beautiful red head.
Most of the time, the birds all share the fruit. Occasionally there's some squabbling.
"Get away from my persimmon, or I will bite you on the butt!"
If you want to take a look into other folks' gardens, mosey on over to Daphne's excellent blog, for the weekly round-up. It's always fascinating to see what's going on in gardens around the world.