16 March 2009



I'm sitting here, dealing with business on the computer, occasionally watching the feeders outside the picture window when, for the first time I can remember in several years, the suet feeders are crawling with bushtits.

Quick count says about 15 are dashing between my forest of bare deciduous and evergreens, and the suet cake. For a moment, it looked like the bushtits were capable of getting inside the suet cage itself, which itself is barely larger than the average suet cake. Even the chestnut-backed and black-capped chickadees seem giants in comparison to these tiny sprites...

Just as quickly, they are gone.

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