Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Bird - Or Two

While we are waiting for the bird in the oven to cook, we have been watching smaller birds discover our new birdfeeder, which hangs from a bungee cord over our wintertime garden. Here, I'm looking out our entryway window, spying on one of the first Juncos to find the feeder.
These birds act quite nervous about this new feeder - seems they are used to hiding in elm trees, and maybe aren't used to being so close to the ground while eating. Or maybe they just don't like being watched, or are aware of the many outdoor house cats that prowl the area.
A hungry Junco sticks it's head and beak inside the feeder...
...and comes out with a millet seed.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


Gaelyn said...

They'll get used to this new feeder and soon you'll be filling it regularly.
Hope you're not stuffed like a turkey. I sure am. ;-)

Cath@VWXYNot? said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

What a handsome fella that Junco is!

Silver Fox said...

Gaelyn, so far the birdfeeder isn't even half down - they must be slow eaters. We didn't get overstuffed, only had a few things and managed some moderation!

Cath, thanks! And we've had a couple other kinds of birds: one pinon jay (way too big, looked silly), a couple house finches, maybe some other kind of bird.