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Bird Food

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove feathers in the snow,  Zenaida macroura

There is the food we put out for the birds, and then there is the food that is the birds. A Mourning Dove became supper for a Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) just off my front porch. When it saw me at the door the hawk took off, meal in tow. A reminder to us all that death is a part of life.

Birds birds everywhere!

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

So today, looking out my window, I saw quite a lot of bird activity. The biggest treat was several Cedar Waxwings. I had never seen them in my yard before today. In fact I had only seen them once before in my life.