Monday, 21 April 2014
Blessed with Birds and Shawl Finished
In the photo above I was able to capture some of the American goldfinches that are around in great numbers as well as one of the juncos which are also quite plentiful. I think that is a white-throated sparrow happily pecking in amongst them. I see a couple of white-crowned sparrows in the back yard which are a little more striking looking. Yesterday I watched two cedar waxwings high in the birch tree; we always seem to have one pair around but not more. I heard and then saw an Eastern Phoebe. They have had a nest for years over the light down at the garage building; it is quite tall now. I will try to photograph it to show you later. I read in the local paper that there was a concern about the male phoebes being here already because they are ahead of the insects that make up their main diet. The late spring has been tough for so many creatures.
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