Sunday, November 18, 2007

A Reason To Run To the Window

We have a Mountain Ash tree near our back porch.  The white flowers in spring turn to clusters of bright orange-red berries in the fall which are a favorite food of birds.  A flock of Pine Grosbeaks flew in today for a little feast.  I always wonder what it would feel like to swallow something as proportionately large, which would also be quite cold, but they love it.  It was especially pretty today as three separate colors of Grosbeaks lit on the branches.  The rosy-red is a male, the upside down one is a female.  She is a soft gray and olive-yellow.  There was also an immature male whose head was rust-colored.  It was a feast for the eyes, an array of beautiful colors, always a reason to run to the window.

If you love and enjoy birds as I do, be sure to check out WhatBird.com.  It's a great site full of information, pictures, and even a bird call for the particular bird you're trying to identify.

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