A Blue Jay searches for tidbits under a hanging sunflower seed feeder .
Although I am in chickadee country, I have not regularly seen chickadees at my feeders for almost ten years. Why, is a mystery. So I was very pleased to see this fellow and one other during the past two days. Their antics are so pleasing and amusing, I do hope they hang around!
Immature House Finches visit the sunflower feeder.
Head cocked to better survey the lay of the land, this House Finch ensures that the area is safe before visiting the feeder.
This Mourning Dove sought bits of seed.
These two Mourning Doves settled down for a brief snooze outside my office window.
This Downy Woodpecker is a regular visitor to my feeders.
Thank you to all of my visitors and especially the newer visitors and followers.
I will very rarely write about COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, events, personalities, which revolve around what is happening in the first half of 2020. There are many, many sources for news (and so-called news) about this terrible affliction; sources for facts (which may or may not be facts); for places to find opinions, informed and otherwise.
This is a place for a little respite, a little calm, perhaps a little tranquillity in the midst of all that is going on. It seems to me that many of us, most of us, perhaps almost all of us need a little respite, a little calm, a little tranquillity, a little pleasure, from all of the upheaval in our lives. I need such a place.
This is and will continue to be that kind of place.
This male American Goldfinch in molt briefly perched on the shepherd’s crook before dropping down to the nyger seed feeder.
I did not expect to see a Common Grackle visit the suet feeder. It did a good job of balancing on it while dining.
An epaulet wearing Red-winged Blackbird gleans the ground under the feeder.