Yep, it’s that time of year again. This baby house finch, the first I’ve seen this season, belongs to the male with brown patches on his head and his mate. I think I’ve heard it on the balcony before, but today I’m definitely looking at it. It still has those feathers sticking out of the [...]
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A red tailed hawk is on my railing of my office’s balcony. When I went to open the curtains, I noticed a large dark shape on the railing. It’s one of the few places s/he can perch that is not in the line of falling snow. How lucky for me! I want to open the [...]
It’s really cute. It has two tufts of downey feathers like horns on its head.
A male finch of the species that nested on some of the balconies around the building housing my office last spring was just on the railing of my balcony singing and looking around. He watched me through the glass or looked at his reflection for a moment, then flew away. I think a female companion [...]
Isn’t it cute and noisy? (I just had to share that with someone.)
Back in May, a pair of house finches began building a nest on my balcony at work. After a few days of difficult work, they left. A pair came by today to get some nesting materials and some bird seed. Since they seemed to know that nesting supplies and food were available here, I wonder [...]
I’m trying hard to keep this blog related more to my profession than to just have a personal blog. Some of you my think this is a stretch, but I think it’s pretty legitimate. I love birds. One of the things I have been bemoaning since moving to this area is that there seems to [...]