Saturday, November 07, 2009


Thursday and Friday mornings the trees outside work were filled with a mixed flock of robins and cedar waxwings. A single mocking bird held the highest limb against the oncoming starlings, and a red-bellied woodpecker ran up and down the old tree's trunk while a mourning dove watched the little birds seethe through the vines covering the trees by the brook, calling all the while. Gorgeous.




robinFrom this angle, this robin looks very white.

robin A certain winter fading of that red breast is beginning to show here, too.

cedar waxwings

cedar waxings

cedar waxwingA blurry picture, but the red waxy wingtips are clearly visible here.

cedar waxwing

cedar waxwings
They can be so hard to see!

cedar waxwings

cedar waxwingHe's a bit ruffled, isn't he?

starlings and mockingbirdA harbinger of starlings to come - soon the tree will be full of them...

mockingbirdTop of the world, ma!

red-bellied woodpecker

red-bellied woodpecker

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At 10:22 AM, November 07, 2009 Anonymous Anonymous had this to say...

Lovely pictures, Karen. There's nothing like a tree full of birds. Around here, though, starlings are public enemy number one! - Elizabeth Kent

At 10:28 AM, November 07, 2009 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Here, too! It always startles me to read Europeans writing about them - they're certainly a nuisance over here.


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