This groundhog promised to paint the shed in return for some goodies from the garden. It is a liar.

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 The yellow-headed blackbird’s scientific name is Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus, which means “yellow head, yellow head.”

The yellow-headed blackbird’s scientific name is Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus, which means “yellow head, yellow head.”

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A red-winged blackbird in need of a napkin.

 I was eating sunflower seeds while watching this blackbird eat seeds.

I was eating sunflower seeds while watching this blackbird eat seeds.

 An eastern kingbird feels right at home on barbed wire.

An eastern kingbird feels right at home on barbed wire.

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I watched cedar waxwings building a nest without once visiting Home Depot.

 Cedar waxwings that became lovebirds.

Cedar waxwings that became lovebirds.

 Bromegrass.

Bromegrass.

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I heard someone refer to leadplant as “prairie shoestrings.”

 At the team meeting before planting.

At the team meeting before planting.