Heat, heat and more heat. Day after day of 90+ weather has made the fountain/birdbath/watering rock the place to be. There has been a constant stream of birds perched waiting their turn. The Robin is quite the hog visiting several times a day and often just sits in the water.
A Gray Catbird has started visiting but is very timid. I was sitting on the deck very still trying to get some good shots and it spooked first go round when I moved but was a little more acceptable of my being there a few minutes later.
Among the many finches that were there at one time, this bird that I believe to possibly be a young Oriole of some sort was mixed in with the bunch. I am guessing Oriole from the shape of the beak. I hope it hangs around for a while and brings the parents with it next trip.