Monday, April 26, 2010

Saint George RV Park

We were awakened this morning by the sound of birds. The old trees in the park are home to many melodious finches. I have a net thistle seed bag that we have been fastening to Auntie Violet's front mirrors. It has had occasional visitors before, but nothing like its popularity here! It was fun watching this morning as there was usually two-three birds on the bag and as many more picking up dropped seeds on the ground.

The beautiful little guy is no more then four inches long. His back is a gray-green while his belly is bright yellow --

He's a Lesser Goldfinch of the green-backed (Western) variety -- he would dart from the seed bag over to the car when the bigger house finches got too pushy.

Here he's perched on the top end of the seed bag while a much larger (5 3/4") House Finch feeds below him.

When we got back from a trip to Costco this afternoon, the level of seeds in the bag was down a good two inches!

This is the view from the RV Park across the old highway. The snowy mountains in the back really contrast with the red rock of the ridge in the front.

And here is Auntie Violet sitting in the trees. If you have really good eyes, you can see the seed bag hanging from the driver's side mirror on your right.

1 comment:

  1. Great photos! I'm glad you are having so much fun! We appreciate all this nature stuff so much more when we're older, don't we!