I was heading through the kitchen on my way to take a shower when I spied it. A bird was feeding from my sock of thistle!
I quickly dashed upstairs, put the wrong lens on the camera and headed onto the deck to take some photos. The bird had other ideas. His departure came within ten seconds of my arrival. I got one pretty crappy shot (above).
The bird was beautiful. He was yellow and looked just like the bird stenciled on the sock. Maybe he thought it was a mirror? I’m not a bird expert but I’m pretty sure it’s a miniature bald eagle puppy. Maybe not?
I am really looking forward to more birds. If you know any please tell them the Fox house is the home of the bottomless thistle sock.
I hope no squirrels are reading this!
5 thoughts on “Birds Arrive On The Feeder”
I think it is either a yellow or gold finch.
Carl – That was actually my guess. There will be better, clearer photography in future posts.
Considering your considerable “geekness” 🙂 Ornithology, the study of birds and id’ing them is right up your alley. Being that I was raised in Podunk, birdwatching was a pseudo-hobby. Go to Border’s and get a bird book by Roger Tory Peterson (CT ties I believe) and you will be ready to properly ID all birds in a “flash”.
Bob – where I grew up wildlife was
Lather and repeat.