Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Wings at my Window
When I was young, I remember reading a book called Wings at my Window about an invalid who befriended birds at her window. I was fascinated and inspired by the story and from then on have always wanted a bird feeder at my window. My parents have always had nice feeders around their windows, but not until this winter have I had one.
You've seen my pretty little feeder that is on my office window, and it attracts birds, but unfortunately, the design doesn't let me get good pictures of the birds. Try as I might, I just can't get good pictures. Today, though, a new bird proved to be most accommodating. A male Rose-breasted Grosbeak came to feed for the first time. He was the total opposite of the cardinals, who have been coming all along, but are very shy of any movement through the glass.
This guy peered through the feeder at me, and stayed for quite awhile each of the 4 times I saw him throughout the day. The last time he came, he jumped down on the window sill and peered into my office! I was so excited! He was not afraid at all, a delightful rainy day visitor at my window.