As thick as Thieves
The Pine Siskins were back in large numbers today, to my delight. I bundled up and spent an enjoyable few hours in their company. The result being that you get yet another little brown bird. Lucky you. However, I purposefully selected a subject that had more of the yellow markings so you get a little side of yellow with your brown.
Pine Siskins are spooky little birds, quick to startled if a blue jay (or hawk) swoops in. That said, they are remarkable unafraid of humans. I cropped this image by about 10% and took it from a distance of a little over 3 feet, full frame. At one point I went to refill one of the feeders and two of the siskins continued eating until I gave the feeder a little shake to dislodge them. And, really, how fun is that?
I will try to blip something other than a siskin tomorrow, although I can't make any promises. At some point, as quickly as they showed up, they will leave again and who knows when they might return.
I watched Governor Cuomo of NY's press briefing today. I still try not to miss his briefings because I find him a calm voice in an increasingly turbulent ocean. This week my stress/anxiety level has been very high which is disconcerting, to say the least. Late yesterday, I felt almost as if I was going to combust (fi that makes any sense?) The hairy edges of an anxiety attack, I suspect. Gov Cuomo talked about Covid Fatigue which I think is very, very real. We have all been living on what feels like a razer's edge for months with no real end in sight. It is hard to remain at the human equivalent of Defcon 5 for so long without it taking a toll.
So, please, stay safe and sane. And be kind to yourself and others.