Sunday, December 8, 2019

Big Bird, RIP

This is a very different kind of post. TROVATORE, Metropolitan Opera, Dec. 1982. That's 37 years ago. Big Bird came to the opera. Fun memory. Word came this afternoon that Big Bird has passed away after several years of poor health. He was a gem and a precious friend, an upstairs neighbor who enjoyed hearing birding reports as he enjoyed sharing his bird stories. My condolences to his family, friends and to all those young at heart. Big Bird will live forever.  To Caroll Spinney RIP.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

the Sapsuckers

Hanging outside wasn't my idea of fun. Too cold. But sapsucker is at it, grub and sap before heading downtown.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Favorite finch

There are still berries to be plucked. Nature is all screwed up. Happy male finch this time.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Fun kinglet

This is always a game. Stop! Stop!  Not in a kinglet's vocabulary.
Finally I saw a bit of the ruby crown
Another spot of the ruby crown.  Wait, wait! Do it again.
                                No such luck.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

One month ago

Exactly one month ago in the garden. Female cardinal working the sunflower seeds.
The female finch
                                 Sunflower nearing the end of its life for this season.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

At the berries

Drill  master and berry hunter, the sapsucker
Didn't want to move closer and spook this bird
                  Hermit thrush at other end of garden.