Posted by: atowhee | November 23, 2021

QUIET MORNING, THEN BUSY LUNCHTIME

When I stepped outside to deliver sunflower seeds to the feeders around 8AM, it was quiet. Then I looked up into a neighbor’s bare birch–there perched a Sharpie. No wonder sparrows and finches were in hiding or dining at another venue. Undeterred the jays showed up as soon as the peanuts hit the pavement.

NOTE THE FLAT-ENDED TAIL, NO NECK AND SMALL HEAD, SPINDLY TALONS.

Later, after the final mornIng showers there was blue sky and mid-day sunshine and the bushes and trees were alive with feeding birds, Bushtit flocks, gangs of juncos, a calling White-breasted Nuthatch, House Finches. The sharpie had so traumatized the siskins I saw only a few all day long. Tomorrow?


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