Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Nature Notes: Birds Singing Spring Songs
I know the birds are going into spring mode because they are waking me up in the morning with their full volume calls.
The brown thrashers have such wild eyes.
The male cardinal and rufous-sided towhee below seemed comfortable sharing space.
The root-bark in the moss below caught my eye.
I love the way moss looks on rocks.
The three American Robins seemed happy to share the bath with each other.
The female cardinal was tilting its head back and forth.
I liked the way the American Robin looked with its feathers all plumped out.
Below is a diving robin going in head first.
And up she comes looking fresh as a daisy.
Next the male cardinal is doing the head tilt back and forth.
The sparrow took a bath after most of the water had been used up by the female cardinal, and before I re-filled it.
I think the sparrow saw me and was giving me a look.
I think the male cardinal was also giving me a look.
The sparrow was enjoying being in the water so he turned his back on me and stayed a while longer.
From a distance the birds in the tree below are camouflaged and look like part of the tree.
A closer look shows there are many birds hanging out.
This time of year I always see large groups of birds at the top of this particular tree.
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