Saturday, April 9, 2016

HEY RED!

What to my wondering eye did I see when I opened the blinds this morning?


Why I believe it's my old pal, the Rufous Sided Towhee, who summers in these parts.

With the mercury in the low 40's it seemed a little early for a bath in that cold water.

But sure enough he spent quite a time there enjoying a vigorous dousing in the birdbath.


I don't know how long he'd been there but I managed to get a couple of pictures before he flew off.

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  1. Wow. Have not seen him in my fountain yet. I had a downy woodpecker recently. I still have suet hanging. And of course the dratted doves . . . I think they would make a good pigeon pie.

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    1. I thought a couple of times I'd heard him recently but this was my first sighting.

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  2. My apricot tree is starting to bud, our little feathered friends can't wait for the fruit. (bastids)

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    1. One of my neighbors has a tiny apricot tree and it's budding too.

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  3. Over here on the central coast it is time for the Mockingbird mating season. It is a nonstop serenade until the Tinder connection happens.

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    1. When we lived in Phoenix (the first time) the mockingbirds in our neighborhood would sing loudly all night long during mating season. As Jager would say "bastids!"

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  4. How kind of you to provide a bathing facility for him.

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  5. Wonderful to have bird friends stop by. My scrub jay visited for a snack as well. Love the banner of your cat, looks a lot like Moby.

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  6. A member of the Polar Bear Club no doubt.

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  7. Who knew birds got so dirty?

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  8. Ooh this reminds me - I've got to get my Wordless Wednesday post ready!

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