Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Birds (First Edition)

I put birdfeeders in the front and back yards. I really like watching the birds. I've seen at least 8 different species, probably more. Here are a few of my favorites: a northern cardinal, a house finch, and an American robin (who is too fat for the feeder and doesn't seem to go after the seeds; he's more into worms). By coincidence, all three pictured birds have red coloring. So I might do four editions of bird blog entries, as I get photos of the yellows, blue (jay), and neutrals. I'm into birds with colors. They please me. I don't mind a drab one now and then. But I don't run and grab the camera when I see one. Hence, no drab bird photos yet.

I didn't know this second one was a house finch until I looked it up on this bird identifier site. It's actually a pretty cool site, when it works. The more info you give it, the shorter the list of birds you have to pick from, but the more likely you have eliminated the correct one from the list. Also, it took me a few tries to figure out all the functionality.

Time to refill the feeder in front. it takes about a week for it to empty; it would take longer except the damn American tree sparrows throw 20 seeds on the ground for every one they eat. Wasteful.

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