Does anyone recognize this bird? (This was a quick shot through a screened window. Sorry about the quality.) Six of them showed up on our property about a week ago. In the mornings I see them emerge from our honeysuckle growth and head straight for our lavender bushes—where they dig right into the flower areas.
Anyway, we’re happy to have the new neighbors… and hope they’ll stay.
kitchen window opens its eyes—
charming our nest into song frenzy—
front door reveals a friend
trying to mimic our chirp—
“Morning, pretty birds!”
our hearts beat past our wings
as wild seed fills our aerial bowl
and garnishes the feet of our tree—
“Enjoy, pretty birds!”
once again so good be life—
‘tis breakfast in Vale of Spring