Date: 4/23/18 8:29 am From: Anderson, Leif E -FS <leanderson...> Subject: Feeding the Rainbow
The FS feeder action is a bit distracting, in a wonderful way.
The species composition was changed considerably in the last 2 days, with many species not present before Sat.
Everybody is dressed-up in their fresh brilliant colored feathers.
Definitely a take your breath away rainbow.
Blacks: The Grackles in courtship with all their iridescent finery and a Fish Crow.
Whites: A mostly albino Eurasian Collared Dove. (except the collar and a bit in the wings.)
Grays & Browns: 10+ Chipping Sparrows, a Brown-headed Nuthatch, and 70+ Pine Siskins.
Yellows: The Goldfinches, a Pine Warbler, a Great-crested Flycatcher and female Orioles.
Oranges: 2 male Baltimore Orioles.
Reds: Male House & Purple Finches, a male Scarlet Tanager, some Robins and Cardinals.
Blues: Blue Jays and an Indigo Bunting.
The amazing mixes: The woodpeckers, a B & W Warbler, a male Towhee, a Lark Sparrow and 7 male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks.
At this rate I'll probably go through 50 lbs of seed, in a week. Well worth it, just to experience the cause in breathing.
Enjoying the rainbow!, Leif at Hector
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