Sunday, May 28, 2017

One Last Look at Winter

About 2 weeks ago, around May 18, we experienced one last day of winter.  The evening temperatures dipped down to 24 degrees and there were forecasts of precipitation.  When we woke, the songbirds and doves were making us aware of the change.
We warmed up some sugar water and filled the feeder with seeds.  As the sun rose out of the East, the flock was filling up for the day ahead.
This area of the western U.S. is home to a variety of songbirds.  It is also a fly way from north to south (and vice-versa) due to the Great Salt Lake.  Even though these are not clearest photos, you can enjoy the bright yellow and orange that some birds bring to our garden.  Here are photos of the Western Tanager and Bullock's Oriole.

I wish my grape vine had been as resilient at these beautiful birds.

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