Wednesday, January 04, 2006

99 words about birds

Our yard is being overrun by doves.

It's normal for birds to inundate this property. Squirrels too.

We have four feeders - three sunflower and one thistle. Plus an abundance of insects in our grass.

Congregations of sparrows and finches queue up at the stations. Chickadee gangs shout eponymously at refill time. Squirrel squads sort through the bark-mulch for fallen seeds.

After rainstorms, crows and grackles cover the lawn in ominous blankets of lustrous black, pecking invisible tidbits from the moist fescue.

Now bevies of doves dine delicately.

Just another branch of Hometown Buffet to the hawk circling hungrily above.

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