Monday, March 14, 2011

They're Back!

On Saturday, I looked out the kitchen nook windows to the two bird feeders, and guess who I saw? A pair of Band-tailed Pigeons. These large birds, up to 14" tall, spend most of the year at our place. But they disappear around November. This is just a pair, but by mid Summer they will be part of a flock that ranges from 30-50 birds. Needless to say, when they are at the feeders, all the other birds leave. They also eat a lot. When the full flock is back, we go through twice as much bird seed per week as when they are gone! They are large and pushy. But I do like the pretty white ring around their necks and their almost day-glow orange beaks and feet. Welcome back guys!

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