With the new camera lens I captured an image clear enough for my dad's birding friends to identify a species I didn't recognize myself and couldn't match it with anything in the bird book. The closest match to the bird I saw is typically found in the middle of the country only. (My dad has always loved birding, his dad loved birding, I never really cared too much.) I think the combination of the boyfriend also having some strange admiration for seeking new species combined with the accelerated activity on our new feeder has sparked the recent interest. But ... drum roll please... something about the birds interacting with the landscape I've spent so many hours working on brings a new aspect to how I see the garden. I will need to elaborate on this for my own record later. I wish I had the camera down here right now to take a picture of the squirrel nibbling on the pumpkin I dumped outside a few days ago. So do you want to know the bird that attracted birders from across Chester County to our driveway !!!?? Dickcissel. Yep.
Thursday, January 15, 2015. 2:14 PM