This Chipping Sparrow waits to see if the fairy living in the base of our pine tree will come out to play. This photo was taken on March 20, and I realized this morning (while watching the darned cowbirds swarm the seed I had put out) that I haven't seen a Chipping Sparrow in several days. They must have headed north already.
This mockingbird stayed on the fence while I sprinkled seed out there for him, instead of taking to the trees until I had gone back indoors again. Brave? Or bossy?
Darn wind - it's messing with my 'do'
I thought the goldfinches had all moved on, there had been no activity on the finch feeders for a week or more, but last weekend, I caught sight of this little guy, and a couple of his friends, on the one feeder I left out for them, just in case. Is it a goldfinch that got left behind, or is it something else?
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.