Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Gathering of friends
They make the most wonderful sound, chittering and chatting away, singing to each other. You can see some of the goldfinches are just starting to turn that bright cadmium yellow that shouts "Look at me, I'm the prettiest!" their breeding plumage.
One little red pol in the centre seems to be gossiping with a small group. Fun to have these little ones around.
When I tried to count this morning there were more than a hundred in trees, on the feeders, in the air all making a great racket. And then there are the ravens...! I'm going to try some patience today and see if I can get a photograph of these huge birds who are polishing off the seeds that the little ones had discarded, I'd scooped up with a shovel and placed on the edge of the field next door. The ravens have dug up the seed and exposed it, nibbling away as if its popcorn and they're at a great movie.
Sun for the past three days! - don't mind winter if I can have sun! Hope you have a sunny day wherever you are.