The Birdies Have Landed

I’m not sure if the fires have caused my little buddies to scurry downhill earlier than last year, but I don’t recall so many birds returning so swiftly and in such numbers last year.

Today the yard hosted:

  • 23 Eurasian Collared-Doves
  • 5 Mourning Doves
  • 3 Northern Flickers
  • 9 Red-winged Blackbirds
  • 7 Brewer’s Blackbird
  • 2 Brown-headed Cowbirds
  • 1 European Starling (just one, crazy right?)
  • 14 House Finches
  • 32 House Sparrows
  • 3 American Goldfinches
  • 1 Black-capped Chickadee
  • 1 Western Scrub-Jay
  • 8 Black-billed Magpies

Today’s quirk? Walking.

Some birds are routine walkers, even ridiculous walkers (think California Quail…), but a flicker, magpie, and dove toodling down Gregory Avenue is an odd sight.

And that was my Friday – if only the girls would stop screaming singing in the living room with the Fray.  Yes, the Fray.  Help.

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