Wednesday, May 19, 2010

For the Birds

I have a bird feeder right outside the window of my studio and enjoy seeing the mix of birds that come to feed. This spring has been a particularly cool and wet one for us and the birds seem to be feeding more than usual As a result, the feeder has emptied out with surprising regularity. The black capped chickadees, finches and even the sparrows are fine but I could do without a few of the bigger birds hogging all the seed (can you say starling?). Every once in a while nature brings you a gift. Yesterday this juvenile Western Tanager showed up and was kind enough to pose for a few pictures. I had a nice chat with him as we strolled the yard and then he said goodbye. That's why I keep filling the bird feeder.

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