Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Christmas Season Visitor
This post is somewhat of a repeat of one we placed on our family blog http://5cbs.blogspot.com/ a few days ago. Yet, we are aware there are a number of bird watchers among the readers of this garden blog so thought it might be nice to post a version here as well.
As some of you know, our back yard is a favorite feature of our home. We spend most of our sitting time in the family room which overlooks it through the three 6x8 foot windows.
It is in these chairs where we browse our computer and tablets, read our Kindles, papers and books, and watch the ever-changing wildlife shows in the bushes and trees.
We have a funny little iron and vine "tree" which has some lights on it that sits just outside between the windows and the pool.
Each of the last 3 days this little guy has come to visit. He is a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet and is the only one we have ever seen. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Ruby-crowned_Kinglet/id
The red crown appears to change in size as he chooses to display it. He doesn't sit still for more than a second and hops all around but seems attracted by the tree. He also sits briefly and looks into the window at us. He didn't even fly away when I stepped outside to take a picture with my cell phone. The others are taken through the window.
He pays no attention to the two main bird feeders and the other visitors there; just our little weird tree. Maybe it's the red lights.
Always something going on in the back yard.