Here are a few of the visitors this past week to our bird feeder. The blackbirds are back, signaling that Spring is really here, no matter what else is going on! The Red-winged blackbirds, the cowbirds (black with a brown head), and the two below.
COMMON GRACKLE (purple):
Habitat - lawns, parks, open woodland. 12"
Bright yellow eyes - varying colors from blue to purple to light green to bronze, depending upon the light.
Habitat - thickets and brushy woodland edges. 7-9 1/2"
Their eyes are the same rusty red color as their sides. Amazing to see!
I continue to feed the birds so that I can enjoy them in between sorting, packing, making phone calls to arrange a myriad of changes in our lives. I may not see some of them in our future home - we'll be right in town,not at the edge of a wood and swamp land.
Oh, and the Peepers are peeping from afternoon 'til dawn - seeking partners so as to continue their propagation.
Yes, spring is in the air. And two of our three grandchildren are falling in love...