Saturday, July 20, 2013

Strange Days

The past week at the suet feeder has seen some truly odd visits.  We had, of course, as reported earlier, the young Hairy Woodpecker.  And its parent.  But I am also seeing a surge of Robins and Cardinals -- a departure from pattern.  And there are House Finches (!) and now, a Chipping Sparrow.  These characters usually avoid feeders and work the areas under them, if they come out of the brush at all.  There are multiple photos so the bird must be very interested in suet cakes.  I don't get it.  Heck, I don't get birds.  They can do the oddest darn things at the oddest darn times.  A lesson to all of us: keep watching.  The surprising and unexpected just might happen!

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