A couple of weeks ago, I posted that there were more kestrels around my house. Upon further reflection, I think the reason may be the cover crops of legumes and flowers we planted where there was bare dirt previously from ditch piping. Better habitat for insects and possibly mice might mean better hunting for these beautiful little falcons.
Haven't seen the black-chinned hummingbirds for a few days. I assume they're gone until next May as this is the time they usually depart.
Late summer rains are bringing the humidity up here in southwest Colorado, leading some to refer to the area as the "Pacific" Southwest. Feels good to me!