More birds!

By November 30, 2010 Birds 2 Comments

Absolutely crazy with birds out there right now–there are juncos landing on the roof a foot from my window and staring in at me like “Oh, hmm, look at that,” before going back to picking tidbits out of the rain gutters. A large mixed flock of juncos, sparrows, and yellow rumped warblers seemed to have descended on the yard, with some support by the usual suspects, plus a phoebe, a couple of bluebirds, a brown-headed nuthatch and a crazy-eyed brown thrasher. Titmice are going in and out of the bluebird box I put up last year–I’m guessing they’re using it as a perch box, since it’s never been of interest to bluebirds.  Everywhere you look in the leaf litter, there’s some little bird kicking and scruffling around.  And clearly I need to clean out the bird baths, which have filled up with leaves, since they’re all drinking out of the little frog pond. (Backyard too–they’re going in and out of the leaf litter and the big tangle of dead honeysuckle and dormant wild grape that covers the fence.)

Quite a day out there, quite a day…

2 Comments

  • Hi, Ursula–here thanks to an online acquaintance who recommended Digger, and while I was looking around the site to learn more about your comics, I learned you were a) a birder, and b) living in Pittsboro. Being a birder and Chapel Hill native whose first paying writing gig was for the Comics Journal, I figured I should say hi. (Waves.)

    Sounds like things are busier in your yard than ours. (We’re in central VA.) We’ve got the juncos and a busload of white-throated sparrows out front, plus a couple of local phoebes who haven’t bugged out yet. and a few chickadees. There is a red-shouldered hawk hanging around, however, which may also explain the general quietude.

  • UrsulaV says:

    Hi, Peter! Welcome to the blog!