[Tweeters] FOY Black-headed Grosbeak (+ a fun Song Sparrow)

Tucker, Trileigh TRI at seattleu.edu
Fri May 3 11:16:50 PDT 2019


Hello Tweets,

My extremely patient partner was in the middle of saying something yesterday afternoon when I suddenly jumped up, ran out of the room, grabbed my camera and started snapping—I’d just glimpsed my FOY Black-headed Grosbeak at our deck feeder. He came back several times over the course of the evening, and hopefully sometime soon he’ll bring his sweetheart. Photo here<https://www.flickr.com/photos/trileigh/47708410212/in/dateposted-public/>.

A couple of days earlier, I’d also enjoyed observing a Song Sparrow not just eating dandelion seeds, but pouncing on the heads as if they were prey, then acting quite proud of him/herself stripping off the fuzz and consuming the seed. A pounce photo is here<https://www.flickr.com/photos/trileigh/47708471852/in/dateposted-public/> – not the best photo, but fun to see.

Good birding to you,
Trileigh

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Trileigh Tucker, PhD
Professor Emerita of Environmental Studies, Seattle University
Pelly Valley, West Seattle
Natural Presence Arts website<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnaturalpresencearts.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7CTRI%40seattleu.edu%7Ce6e3e75b0bcf42076ad308d6808a64b8%7Cbc10e052b01c48499967ee7ec74fc9d8%7C0%7C0%7C636837729234286540&sdata=pMqBKSqs7m5yHg63runf4SsMgZFdza%2FNVZRg6sCOIaw%3D&reserved=0>
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