We have a bird feeder at one of the windows in the living room. It's there for my viewing pleasure and the cats' entertainment. Someday, Frankie will learn that no matter how hard she tries, she cannot morph herself through the window!
Anyway, this is the bird that was at the feeder yesterday. It's a Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Although they're pretty common, we don't get them here much, so it was a treat. And he stayed for quite a while, munching on the sunflower seeds and watching me snap his picture.
I'm amazed at the way birds eat sunflower seeds. Most of them don't eat the shells. They are able to pick up a seed and shell it with their beak without breaking the "nut" inside! Some of them can even spit out the shell without losing the inside. Others drop the whole thing when it's shelled and then root out the yummy part! Here he is shelling his treat:
I also busted my butt (so to speak) in the back garden yesterday. I might take some pictures later. It's sort of bare...a lot of green and brown with little flower-color...but it looks good! And of course, the Stellas are blooming! Ahhhh.....spring!