Birdy thoughts

A gray dismal drizzly day.

Isn’t he a dapper-looking fellow? The White-throated Sparrows are swarming under the feeders now.  I’d love fancy non-reflective glass in this window — the birds come within a few inches for seed on the rail.

A pair (I thought) of Cardinals came to the ledge, and the male kept  driving off the duller-colored bird. I thought that was the female and wondered why he was being so aggressive towards her, but maybe it was young-of-the-year being told to find his own banquet table.

Titmouses (titmice?) make more noise per ounce than any other bird. A little flock comes dogfighting through the trees, whining shrieking and rasping at each other, each one trying to monopolize the feeders.

I hear turkeys calling in the morning, but can’t see the flock. Then I remember it’s turkey season, and what I’m hearing is hunters. We always had to put Autumn’s orange coat on this time of year — a knee-high brown dog dashing through the woods after rabbits is just asking for trouble.

And here’s my new field guide! Of course, my first app would one for birding!White-throated Sparrow, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Common Crow, European Starling, Turkey Vulture, Canada Goose, Downy Woodpecker, Rock Pigeon, Eastern Bluebird, Carolina Wren, Wild Turkey, Ovenbird, American Robin, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Cedar Waxwing, Mourning Dove, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Blue Heron

25 species.

 

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