It’s a cold and windy day here in upstate New York, which normally means my bird feeders are covered with many varieties of feathered friends. This, however, was what greeted me this morning.
Empty feeders. Nobody on the ground or the tree. Where are all the birds? So I went outside to see what might be causing my abandonment. These guys, who’ve been squatting in our barn/garage this winter, were nowhere to be seen.
I went out farther when my husband pointed me around the corner of the house, and lo and behold, I found my explanation. He was far enough away that I didn’t spook him, even when I went back in the house and opened a window to try a different angle. He eventually got tired of looking at me while I was looking at him, though, and nonchalantly soared away. Click to enlarge and see just how beautiful he is.