I saw her yesterday in the crepe myrtle which is beside the dogwood. She appeared to be going after a beetle. Good for her!
I guess she will raise a brood of birds that will grow up to steal my blueberries. The main thieves of my blueberries are the cardinals and mockingbirds.
Meanwhile, in the front yard, the bluebirds are taking food to the bird box. I think this is their third brood this year. I can't imagine how hot it must be inside the birdhouse.
The brown thrashers sometimes nest in the golden bells and sometimes in the blueberry bushes. I'm not sure where they nested this year, but I see one frequently bathing in the water dish that sits on the ground under the sycamore.
I'm glad my yard is full of birds.