Bill Clark recently photographed this Pygmy Nuthatch.
These birds travel in flocks and you can hear them coming with their piping calls. They come to our birdbath in the heat of the day. You can listen to their call here: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pygmy_Nuthatch/sounds
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's website describes their calls like a rubber ducky being squeezed repeatedly. Funny!
Here's a photo taken by Ron LeValley showing how these birds travel down a tree head-first, searching for insects and seeds.
Thanks to Bill and Ron for allowing me to share their photos with you here. To see much more of Ron's nature photography, here is his website: http://levalleyphoto.com/home/
The fog returned this morning, so our latest heat wave is over! We love our natural air conditioning, the fog.