piranha: red origami crane (Default)
~18 cm long bird, with black head, black wings and tail with large, white splotches, and tawny orange breast
male black-headed grosbeak, pheucticus melanocephalus.
piranha: red origami crane (Default)
at the feeder out back, the one right in front of my window. black-headed grosbeaks, i think. not particularly good pictures (digitally zoomed), but good enough for identification, once i find my bird book. those beaks really are something, eh.

two pictures, ~150k )

and now i go outside and clean that window, because it obviously needs it.
piranha: red origami crane (Default)
finds a new study at the university of washington, seattle.

the team found that the number of "dees" in the birds' call corresponds to the size of the predator. smaller hunters –- which pose the greater risk -- receive the more vociferous response.

i have noticed that the resident chickadees get much more excited about the cats than about me. interesting.

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