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May 23, 2019

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The Zen Birdfeeder

Tara, my guess is that you have a House Finch. Check it out: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/House_Finch/

The Zen Birdfeeder

Joyce, you're a great observer! Keep up the good work!

Tara

These pictures make me wonder. I saw two birds at my feeder, both of them look like sparrows, except one of them has very distinct patches of bright red - it’s head and parts of its body. I thought it was perhaps born of a cross with a cardinal. But are they both finches?

Joyce Conley

Beautiful! So much to learn by just listening...

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ATTENTION

  • 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.

ACCEPTANCE

  • 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.

RESPONSIBILITY

  • 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.