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August 18, 2014


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Thanks Diane, glad you enjoyed!

Diana Little

We see them briefly during spring migration. I have never seen the red on the underside of their wings.
Thanks so much for posting these pics. Especially the last one.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Daniel, Veronica, Joyce, and Kelli, thanks for your nice comments and I'm glad you enjoyed these views!

Kelli Frame

I had a couple of these guys at my feeders this spring, very unusual for Utah, and I got lots of pictures, but had no idea they had those beautiful red patches under their wings. Nice!

Joyce Conley


Veronica Follan

Great shot Nancy. Thanks for posting.

Daniel LaFrance

Wonderful shots, Nancy!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Thanks, Ellen!


Terrific shots, Nancy!

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.