Thursday, November 8, 2012
More beautiful yellow birds
Their bright yellow feathers with the white swatches just make me smile. And when they landed in the tree next to my deck a couple of days ago, I felt as if I'd been given such a treat.
These two males look quite content to just sit and wait. They had moved to this tree from a maple in front of the house that has a large feeder full of sunflower seeds next to it.
Their wings are so pretty - I was glad this fellow turned around for me to catch sight of the white on his wings.
And I learned one thing, not something new but one of the lessons I always need to be reminded of in this lifetime - patience. In my effort to keep them around for a while, I opened the deck door and tossed out some black oil sunflower seeds - not using my head and just enjoying them being around, I wanted them on my deck - closer! Well that was not going to happen - they took off in a huge flock calling to each other as they headed north to a neighbour's feeder - a neighbour who wasn't in quite such a hurry to see them up close! Well actually I think they were at work, but still, I could have waited. Patience is not my long suit.
Nor even my strong suit - all you card players know what I mean by that.
In any case I do have some photos and some lovely images in my head of this skittish group of beautiful birds. Hope you don't have that same tendency - the urge to hurry something along or force something to work, but can just wait and see what unfolds. I know it's more rewarding, I just can't seem to remember that sometimes.
And I hope that if you're patient today - something really amazing happens for you - like big yellow birds landing in your garden.