Thank you everyone for all of the cabinet love you gave me on yesterday's post! Things are slowly coming together and I'll be posting pics of the finished room soon.
Yesterday, when I should have been working, I went outside to snap a few pictures of the birds at the feeder instead. It was a veritable cavalcade of feathered friends...although they weren't riding in carriages or on horseback, so maybe cavalcade isn't the right word, but you know what I mean! ;-)
When this little guy landed on the feeder I thought he was a red winged blackbird, but he just didn't look quite right to me. While I was processing pictures, Mr. Tide looked him up and found out that it's a young male red winged blackbird.
He pretty much hogged the feeder, and everyone backed off, except for this little house finch.
The cardinals were not pleased at being pushed aside, and they flew from tree to fence, to bush and back anxiously waiting for the blackbird to leave. The cardinals are normally king of the hill at our feeder, so they weren't very happy about our newest visitor.
And then, little man blackbird was joined by what I assume is his dad, or at least an older brother. The other red winged blackbird looks like what I'm used to seeing when I think of this particular bird. We often see them flitting about in the marsh grasses when we are out kayaking in the summer, and that patch of red is always so striking against the dark grasses. They tend to dash away quickly though, so it was nice to catch him on the feeder and really be able to look at him for more than just a few seconds.
Finally, after patiently waiting in the wings, Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal were back to rule the roost at the feeder. She was very happy to have her favorite perch all to herself once again.
This is one of my favorite Beatles' songs, it is so simple, and the melody and words are so lovely. As I was photographing the blackbirds, the tune kept running through my head.
Ok, we have people coming to pick up furniture tomorrow, and someone coming to photograph our house tomorrow...not for a magazine thank goodness, but I still have to have every square inch pulled together. And did I mention that we've been moving stuff all over our house?! Let's just say that I hope she likes the new "antique store/flea market" chic look we have going!
Enjoy your weekend everyone!