Create their own vibrant light.
Phaninopepla, dark as midnight,
in full light, is radiant dark blue, with deep red eyes.
Male orioles, kings of beauty, rock yellow and black,
while male grosbeaks flash black, orange and white.
Mr Jay will drive our blues away,
as hummingbirds fly their own private rainbows!
Cheers to you from The Holler’s colorful creatures~
Check out some of The Holler’s shy guys like this very skittish Yellow Breasted Chat.
Black Phoebe’s are some of my favorite birds.
They sleep under our porch roof all year and will not budge from the perch in winter. It’s too cold to move!
Mockingbirds only visit the bird baths on very hot days.
This Scrub Jay is worse for wear. It looks like something, probably the Roadrunner, grabbed him by the neck.
But he got away and recovered, helped by copious quantities of Holler seeds.
Spotted Towhees are very rare Holler visitors.
And then of course we have very shy Squirrely who thinks he’s a bird.
Cheers to you from The Holler shy guys~
The year-round hummers are mellow and co-operative.
We have oak groves full of all sorts of birds including droves of Acorn Woodpeckers in their smart red pope caps.
There are Western Scrub Jays,
who don’t like being photographed,
and very shy Western Bluebirds,
who like it even less!
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without words
And never stops at all.” (Emily Dickinson)
Cheers to you from your Holler feathered friends~