Monday, December 23, 2013

Bite You On The Butt


The garden is all about the persimmon tree, these days.  The local songbirds are all stopping by for a nibble.  This fine fellow paused long enough to pose for photos on our neighbor's gigantic bird-of-paradise plant.  He's an aptly-named Yellow-Rumped Warbler. I'm terrible at distinguishing the differences between various types of warblers, but he's a common and obvious species, so I'm willing to risk that identification.

 It seems we have both a female and a male Nuttall's Woodpecker visiting our tree.  The male is very camera-shy.  Even this lousy photograph shows a glimpse of his beautiful red head.

Most of the time, the birds all share the fruit.  Occasionally there's some squabbling.  

"Get away from my persimmon, or I will bite you on the butt!"

If you want to take a look into other folks' gardens, mosey on over to Daphne's excellent blog, for the weekly round-up.  It's always fascinating to see what's going on in gardens around the world.

1 comment:

Karrie Jablonowski said...

Do you not pick the fruit for yourselves? Or maybe you have gotten all you need? Just curious. Beautiful bird pics there!


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