Snow, high winds, ice storms, power outages, and buckets of rain; another typical week in the Pacific Northwest. In the previous Shawnologue, I talked about Seattle’s purveyors of pretty helped to get me through these seemingly interminable stretches of pure crap weather.
The morning after the big snow storm, Mother Nature did her part by sending an enormous flock of beautiful birds into Kevin’s front yard.
Red breasted, but not Robins, these birds showed a robust appetite for the red berries on the bush in Kevin’s neighbor’s front yard. I don’t remember ever seeing pretty birds like this here before, and certainly not so many. They were everywhere! Perhaps they’d seen Portlandia and made a beeline to the land who’s motto is: Put A Bird On It.
Can anyone tell me anything about these lovely creatures?