Friday, April 27, 2012
The lunch bunch
Here some male goldfinches in full breeding plumage, a youngster who is still molting, and two male house finches with their brilliant red vests and heads, get together for lunch.
There are three periods when the deck is busy with flickering wings, lovely noises - especially the "sweet sweet sweet" of the gold finch and the burble from the house finches.
Chickadees appear to have moved on now, though I sometimes see them.
The sparrows - all of them: house, American tree, white throat and white crowned prefer different feeders, and actually don't often seem to be at the feeders very often. They wander around underneath, but with the warmer weather (sometimes warmer weather), bugs and worms are more readily available.
There are many other birds that stop by occasionally but not to the deck very often. And so I've taken to calling this group of colourful little creatures The Lunch Bunch or the Line-up as they often gather along the railing where I also spread seed.
Apparently I am now out of space on this blog for photos - and so I am going to spend some time thinking about how I want to blog from now on. You may find me on Wordpress.com or just on Facebook - but as Arnold says "I'll be back!"
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