We have a little flocking thing going on out under the bird feeder right now. Little red headed finch-like birds, some Oregon juncos with full black foliage on their heads that makes them look like tiny lions, a couple turtledoves, and then three medium-sized black birds with red bars on their shoulders, kind of like red-wing blackbirds but smaller and sleeker. The scene reminds me of Noah’s ark, only with just birds. And no boat. Or water. Or disaster.
They flew away in a panic when I got up to grab the camera so I took a photo of this little fellow instead. Ceramic Blue Bird with no feet, who kind of reminds me of the Velveteen Rabbit that way. Only a bird. And harder. And breakable. I forgot and left it on the ground when I was done and now an Oregon Junco-like-a-lion hopped up to peck at the sunflower seed shells on the ground next to it. I suspect that Ceramic Blue Bird wants to hop around and peck, too, but can’t. The no-feet thing again.
But I don’t care about that. I think even imaginary birds are lovely.
Hop hop! It is nice to see the season beginning to change, despite the continued snowfall up above. I’ve had some pretty birds in my front yard too this year. But I don’t have a Ceramic Blue Bird. I really like that one, feet or not. He/she’s with you year round!