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The Backyard Front

We're being invaded by grackles. They are the black, iridescent, yellow-eyed gangstas of our backyard. About forty of them are trying to converge on our feeders. Since the snow we've also been visited by a Carolina Wren, a Purple Finch, starlings, and the usual cast of Blue Jays, sparrows, juncos, and chickadees. But no Tufted Titmice, which is kind of odd. And before, the snow, we had a visit from a Sharp-Shinned Hawk (he's the one with white in the wings).

O decided to stay home today so she can shake the cold she has. K and the kids are out right now, so O and I will be going out for some nice soup soon.

I applied for more jobs online, and got an interview set up for next week. Hopefully this is the start of a trend.

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marm0t
Mar. 18th, 2004 09:42 am (UTC)
you applied for jobs? what'd i miss??
rpkrajewski
Mar. 18th, 2004 01:26 pm (UTC)
I had… a change of life.
dorothy_parka
Mar. 18th, 2004 12:11 pm (UTC)
we don't get much inthe way of bird variety here in upper manhattan, but one year the feeder regulars included, besides the wrens, sparrows, mourning doves, and finches, a green parrot. lately it's been only pigeons, but that will hopefully attract the falcons. I had one who came around one year to feast on the free range pigeons (i think they're tastier when they don't eat the KFC garbage from down the block). last spring, late, i had a visit from two baby peregrines. the first time i saw the falcon sitting on my fire escape i was totally thrown. it was the biggest bird i'd ever seen that close up.
rpkrajewski
Mar. 18th, 2004 01:28 pm (UTC)
I think it's cool that hawks are getting used to people. The sharpie was perched only ten feet away from the kitchen window the last time he visited.
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