Monday, April 28, 2008
I put out bird seed again last weekend for my cat. He loves to watch the birds and it's warm enough now to keep the sliding glass door open. Cats make the strangest noise when they watch birds. I don't know if they're trying to imitate them or it's some kind of involuntary response.
Anyway, some other bloggers I read have posted pictures of birds that they've observed. And some of these were unusual, so I decided to give it a try. It's not easy to get close and still get a good shot, especially through a screen.
I think that these are some sort of sparrow or junco. They're small and they're everywhere.
But this guy (or girl) has more distinctive features. He looks black or brown until he pokes his head into the sun. Maybe a common grackle?