Hey, it's official and after Noon...it's Christmas Eve!
So, these birds are pretty tame; but I was out trying to get them used to someone walking around in the yard. The silly things must know danger lurks, cuz they take to the skies every few minutes. Or perhaps it is to let the hundred or so waiting get a chance to feed?
Sunday, those participating in the Spanish Peaks CBC will come visit my yard; I do hope we get snow...to ensure these babies will return. Last year we watched 'someone' enjoy lunch.
Well, you know this guy by now. And I got a shot through a very old, back door window; you can see the shadows of bird-netting (it works...not a single Rosie has hit the glass!) For perspective; the stump is about 15" wide and (I measured just now), the snow is 9" down. That makes this guy pretty small, huh? This is a first full-frontal image...
It didn't sit long for me. Lordy, what a beautiful little bird! ...but, is that a long neck or shorter? [sigh]
I wonder if this is his impression in the snow?
Yeah, I found it in my own backyard.