Our New Feathered Friends
We have new friends outside our window this morning, Black-headed Grosbeaks. They’re stunning birds: black, white & yellow to rusty brown in color with short, thick beaks. I ran to the computer to look them up to see if (like the cow birds) they would be a menace or (like the red-winged blackbirds) welcome guest to our bird feeder family. The internet didn’t have anything bad to say about them and after watching them for a while, I can see that they seem to be content to share the feeders with the smaller finches and sparrows.
I love these little brushes with the wonder of nature. God does some really good work, eh?
“Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best.” -Bernard Meltzer
We feed Hummingbirds, Goldfinches (the official Washington State bird), House Finches, Golden-crowned Sparrows, White-Crowned Sparrows, Song Sparrows, Oregon Juncos, Rufus-sided Tohees, Red-winged Blackbirds and the occasional Robin or Varied Thrush.