I’ve been spending a lot of time out back, sitting in an uncomfortable white plastic chair placed between my home and the shed, waiting for birds. In time they’ll get used to me, but they’re nervous right now. It takes them a while to visit, and they all give me the side-eye. The bluejays are bravest of all, strutting around as if to say, “I see you sitting there. You don’t scare me.”
This Brewer’s blackbird flew in and perched in the tree. One of his rivals arrived seconds later, and he puffed himself up until he looked huge. That look on his face! Pissed off much? The rival left.
This last bird I’ve seen in only one other place. It’s nice to know they are here in the park. This is a ring-necked dove, also known as a Cape turtle or Eurasian collared dove. You can read more about it here. It has a red eye and that half-collar around the back of the neck.
See you next time.