Monday, April 30, 2007

04.30.07 A SONG OF CHEER

The birds are pouring back into our hollow after their winter away. Working in the garden I hear the heartening song of one of my favorites, "cong-a-lee." I look up and see the bright red shoulder patch of a Red Wing Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus. Around here I see this species as a solitary bird sitting on a fence post announcing the bright heat of summer. But apparently in some areas large flocks form of these birds and can cause a great deal of crop damage.

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