Windy Birds


It’s hard to be a bird when the winter fronts come through. First it rains and rains, and it’s hard for the birds to find a nice warm dry place to stay.  Then the winds come, and the birds get blown around.  It’s hard to eat at bird feeders when the feeders are swinging in 30mph gusts!

Windy Red-winged Blackbirds

This video was taken from my favorite “bird blind”, also known as the guest room.  I’m looking out into the oak tree in Carla and Peter’s backyard.  I was actually trying to shoot the goldfinches that were hanging out in “Queue” awaiting their turns at the feeder.  Except they seem to go to bed earlier than most birds and I got set up a little too late in the afternoon.  Next time!