I was watching this fellow pecking at the gravel
A little peck here a little peck there
Maybe he’s needing some grit or maybe he’s finding what is left from walnut’s that have been crushed by the passing cars.
The baby bird’s are gone for the season and now the house swings empty.
We’ll take down the houses and clean them out
So next year maybe a wren will want to nest there again
The babies are so much fun to listen to when mom-ma gets close
How they tweet back and forth and pop their heads out and boast
Maybe I’ll make more bird houses to add to the fun and music in the yard.
All the birds are beneficial but my favorite are the blue bird.
Their bright blue feathers are the most beautiful to me.
I was glad the Purple Martins didn’t mind them using their house this year and I hope they come back next year.
We have a lot of crows in our valley and at first I thought they were just pests, they squawk and cry so loud and so often.
Then one day one of our black Silkie chickens was attacked by a hawk and a crow swooped down and attacked the hawk.
The chicken could not be saved but I have a different opinion of the crows now, they are welcome. I have heard that they guard their area and I guess he is guarding our flock, too.
The snow will fly soon and I will start to fill the feeders again.
They are so fun to watch through the window.
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