"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Little Birdy, Little Birdy - A Series


As a life-long fan of bluegrass music, many tunes come to mind during the wait for wildlife to appear.  At this time of year, when small birds are most frequently seen, I often recall the following tune... 

"Little birdie, little birdie
Come and sing me your song
Got a short time to stay here
And a long time to be gone"

 The song has been recorded by several artists but, as far as I can tell, the author is unknown.  If you enjoy the birds of winter I hope you will find the "Little Birdy Series" enjoyable.

Among the largest and noisiest is the blue jay...


Probably the smallest, and least frequently seen, is the brown creeper...




 Slate colored juncos are often seen singularly or in flocks...
 
 
The house finch looks like a sparrow that has been eating berry jam...
 


An eastern bluebird is perched on a fence post...

 

A female downy woodpecker...



This eastern meadow lark was one of a small flock passing through...



Like this northern mockingbird, take time to smell the roses; or in this case, eat the buds...

 

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