Spring birds

Blue Grosbeak

I’ve had some unusual birds at the “Funny Farm” this spring – unusual not for this region, but unusual to me. In addition to the usual suspects – titmouses and sparrows, brown thrashers, cardinals, cowbirds, starlings and bluejays – there have also been some newcomers to my yard: indigo buntings, blue grosbeaks, goldfinches, purple finches, a redwing blackbird. There is a pair of doves who come outside my window and walk along, stately, every afternoon, picking at the spillings left by the other birds. It’s quite a nice distraction, and I’ve moved my desk up to accommodate my need to watch.

One of my tasks for today is to make up some nectar for the hummingbirds that have been visiting in search of food. (I think I know just where the hummingbird feeder was left… hmmmm….)

One evening I saw quite a lot of deer in the field to my north, and I see tracks between the house and the mailbox, but so far I haven’t seen the deer up close. That’s okay, though; it’s everyone’s busy season.

I hope all is well at your house, and that the joys of spring are upon you.

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