My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critter's #108. Here are some sparrows in the Magical Mystery Birdie Bush.
And here's a full view of the mystery birdie bush. There are 3 Mr. Cardinals, along with assorted Mrs. Cardinals and sparrows.
Anni suggested crepe myrtle as a possibility. (And I'm linking to Anni's I'd Rather B Birdin'.) There are plenty of them in the neighborhood, but I've never seen one this large (and old) that didn't have at least some thicker trunks going into the ground. Here's one with branches that look somewhat similar:
Any thoughts, Theda?
P.S. Cooler weather arrived today after it rained cats and dogs all night. There's a full house out there now:
UPDATE: I took lots of pictures of forsythias in March and April, and I can see that by April 20th most of the blossoms were gone. Here's a picture of Theda next to that bush on April 24:
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