I didn’t intend to show you more birds today. Honestly, I didn’t! But yesterday ended up with so many of them making their presence known around here that I had to say something about it.
Palm Sunday began with a fresh snowfall (yes, I know… I thought it was a cruel April Fools joke, too), and birds swarmed the birdfeeder hanging from a corner of our deck – apparently frantic for extra calories to fight the chill.
But the pine siskin travels in flocks, so we’re not talking about our usual three or four birds flitting in and out as the chickadees and juncos often do. No, we had dozens. All at once. And with two sets of glass patio doors and eight windows rimming the deck, there were some collisions. Most resulted in nothing more than a few lost feathers, but one Junco sat, stunned, on the deck for…
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