Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Today's fave

Today at the wildlife center the most fun birds were two tiny bushtits, feathered fluffballs with beady eyes and big mouths. As soon as I lifted the cover off their basket, they looked up and opened their beaks wide, going, "Eeep eep eep." Food, food, food!
Here's a photo of an adult bushtit by Dennis Paulson. It's from the Seattle Audubon's Birdweb where you can hear their call and read more about them. Bushtits are sometimes described as drab gray birds. Gray, yes, but I wouldn't describe today's fluttering, hopping youngsters as drab.


  1. What a cute little birdie! We've never heard of a bushtit before so we'll be checking out the link.

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. You are a great person to help God's little creatures.