As enjoyable as it is to watch the activity at the feeders, it cannot
compare to the song the greets the attentive ear on opening the back door!
Cardinals in full voice from at least two locations, a titmouse calling, all the
while a raven's shrill rasp from the mountain above making his presence known.
Today, a pleasant surprise at the feeder, 2 Common Redpolls, not seen since
01/28/06 also 4 Pine Siskin among a flock of 12 American Goldfinch.
Yesterday, 03/17/06, a large flock of Cedar Waxwing, (150+), feeding
contentedly on the frozen fruit of an ornamental cherry just outside the Post Office
entrance. The birds were completely unfazed by the comings and goings of
the pedestrian traffic below yet I wonder, from the waxwings perspective, how
many of those pedestrians below took the time to look up and observe the
activity above them!
Speaking the same language.